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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento K.334 and Oboe Quartet K.370

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
Alexander Janiczek (director)
Robin Williams (oboe)


    “Robin Williams' heart-wrenching oboe solos were to die for in their sheer beauty.”   The Herald

    “ …crisp, cohesive playing, delivered with a proper sense of fun.”   BBC Music Online
• Director and violinist Alexander Janiczek leads principal players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in this beautifully intimate recording.

• Mozart's writing allows each player to shine and demonstrates the depth of talent within the ensemble, illustrating why this orchestra has had such extensive success with its previous Mozart recordings.

• The works on this disc are full of well-known tunes which demonstrate Mozart's trademark melodic beauty.

• Acclaimed oboist, Robin Williams, gives a dazzling performance of the composer's great masterpiece.

• This is the fourteenth recording in the orchestra's hugely successful partnership with Linn Records, a series that includes the award-winning Mozart Symphonies recordings with the late Sir Charles Mackerras.

• Alexander Janiczek is a highly sought after director, soloist, guest leader and chamber musician who in addition to his appointment at the SCO, is a guest director of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg.

• The Orchestra has a large international fan base following recent performances in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the USA, Portugal and The Netherlands.

• The SCO has an impressive recording history including a Grammy nominated set of Brahms Symphonies, winning the Orchestral category of the BBC Awards in 2009 and a 2012 ECHO Klassik Award for its Mozart recordings, in addition to much critical acclaim.

Alexander Janiczek director / violin *+
Ruth Crouch violin *
Jane Atkins viola *+
David Watkin cello +
Nikita Naumov double bass *
Robin Williams oboe +
Pip Eastop natural horn *
Harry Johnstone natural horn *

Divertimento No. 17 in D Major for 2 violins, viola, bass and 2 horns *
  1. March K.445 (320c)       2.27

Divertimento K.334 (320b)
  2. Allegro       9.51
  3. Theme and Variations - Andante       1.12
  4. Theme and Variations - Variation    I       1.04
  5. Theme and Variations - Variation   II       1.12
  6. Theme and Variations - Variation  III       1.10
  7. Theme and Variations - Variation IV       1.13
  8. Theme and Variations - Variation  V       1.19
  9. Theme and Variations - Variation VI       1.47
10. Menuetto, Trio       4.27
11. Adagio       7.16
12. Menuetto, Trio I & Trio II       6.53
13. Rondo Allegro       9.33

Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F Major K.370 +
14. Allegro       6.27
15. Adagio       2.58
16. Rondeau Allegro       4.27

TOTAL TIME : 63:48

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