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MOZART: GRAN PARTITA
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
wonderfully lucid performances, conducted by Trevor Pinnock. - The Guardian
Trevor Pinnock adds to his hugely impressive Mozart discography with his first recording of the composerís great wind masterpiece.
Pinnock made a careful balance between the crisp lightness and extreme expressiveness of Haydn's brilliant music. - Trouw
Trevor Pinnock has demonstrated that a real musician is great no matter what repertoire heís handling. - La Repubblica
For over four decades Pinnockís name has been virtually synonymous with the early-music movement and, with a critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon discography of almost all the composerís orchestral works, Mozart.
Pinnock brings his wealth of experience to inspire fantastically insightful performances of two favourites by two Classical masters performed here on modern instruments with the very best of the next generation of wind players: the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble.
The Gran Partita is Mozartís largest and arguably his most innovative instrumental work; it demonstrates the sensitivity of the colours of wind instruments in a score of unsurpassed variety.
The driving principles are sonority, colour, texture, concertante effects, the juxtaposition of contrasting styles, and the mutability of musical ideas.
The nocturnes of Mozartís mentor Haydn magnificently blend the timbres of strings and woodwind with unerring dramatic instinct.
The work has all the scintillating argumentativeness and wit that one might expect of mature Haydn, whilst the central Adagio is sublime in its fragility.
Trevor Pinnock is recognised worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert.
In 2006 Pinnock founded the European Brandenburg Ensemble to celebrate his 60th birthday; their recording of Bachís Brandenburg Concertos was awarded a 2008 Gramophone Award.
He works regularly with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 Pinnock released Journey, a unique harpsichord recital that charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
Serenade in B flat major, K. 361, Gran Partita
1. Largo - Allegro molto
4. Menuetto: Allegretto
5. Romance: Adagio
6. Tema con variazioni
7. Finale: Allegro molto
Notturno No. 8 in G major, Hob. II:27
8. Largo - Allegro
10. Finale: Vivace assai
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