Twelve Duos for Two French Horns K 487/496a

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  • Recorded: 13th May 2018
  • Record Place: the Church of Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren in Prague - Vinohrady
  • First Release: 2018
  • (P) 2018 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Chamber Music

Artists

  • music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • French horn: Radek Baborák
  • French horn: Radovan Vlatković
  • musical group: Baborák Ensemble

Album

Radek Baborák, Baborák Ensemble

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Music for French Horn

Catalogue Number: SU 4251-2
Published: 5th October 2018
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 2 CD
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Flute, Oboe, French Horn, Bassoon and Orchestra, K 297b. Concert Pieces for French Horn and Strings: in E flat major K 370b, E major K 494a, Adagio in B flat major K 580a, Rondo in E flat major K 371, Andantino grazioso in B major K Zu 132/02, Presto assai in E major K 162. Twelve Duos for Two French Horns K 487/496a

Radek Baborák - French horn, conductor, Radovan Vlatković - French horn, Walter Auer - flute, Clara Dent-Bogányi - oboe, Bence Bogányi - bassoon. Baborák Ensemble

Warning: this recording is not intended for musicological purists. But if you love spontaneous music making in the most select of company, this is definitely the right recording for you. Radek Baborák, for example, does not hesitate to arrange a discarded movement from a symphony to add as the missing movements of an unfinished horn concerto. Of course, to tell the truth, didn't Mozart himself do the exact same thing countless times? In this way, the preserved fragments are turned into two "new horn concertos". The Sinfonia concertante for four wind instruments and orchestra, K 297b is a work surrounded by many mysteries, and it fits beautifully in this context of discovery. Here, it is recorded in Baborák's arrangement for Mozart's original instrumentation. Playing the solo parts are virtuosos from Europe's best orchestras. For the 12 horn duets - the only completely extant composition on this album played in its original instrumentation - Baborák's partner is another of today's legendary horn players, Radovan Vlatković. Radek Baborák and his friends are inviting you on an excursion to the world of their elder colleague Wolfgang Amadeus - with his inexhaustible supply of jokes, ideas, and colours.

The Mozart enchantment of Radek Baborák, part two

CD 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1.
Concert Piece E Flat major K 370b 08:12
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2.
Adagio B Flat major K 580a 04:27
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3.
Rondo E Flat major K 371 05:55
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Twelve Duos for Two French Horns K 487/496a
4.
Allegro 01:19
5.
Menuetto. Allegretto 02:07
6.
Andante 02:39
7.
Polonaise 01:42
8.
Larghetto 01:48
9.
Menuetto 03:26
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10.
Concert Piece E major K 494a 09:37
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
11.
Andantino grazioso B major K 132/02 03:47
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12.
Presto assai E major K 162 02:04

CD 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Twelve Duos for Two French Horns K 487/496a
1.
Adagio 02:03
2.
Allegro 01:24
3.
Menuetto 02:10
4.
Andante 01:19
5.
Menuetto 02:04
6.
Allegro 01:42
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante E Flat minor K 297b
7.
Allegro 13:23
8.
Adagio 08:23
9.
Andantino con variazioni 09:06