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CD Spotlight April 2018: 2 Piano Concertos by the Son of Mozart

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Franz Xaver Mozart

F.X. Mozart, the son of Mozart
born in 1791, was a good and
talented musician. Unfortunately
being Mozart his father created
serious difficulties to his career
both as musician and as composer.
Let’s re-discover his works
a few of them considered even by
young Liszt for some time.

Howard Shelley
Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen

Hyperion Records

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CD Spotlight March 2018: 3 Symphonies by a Pupil of Mozart

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3 Symphonies by Eberl

The Symphonies by Eberl deserve
some attention because Eberl was
one of the pupils of Mozart
and because a few works
by Eberl were often considered
works written by Mozart himself.
His Symphony E-flat premiered
with Eroica by Beethoven.

Concerto Köln

Teldec Records

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CD Spotlight January 2018: Rosetti Concertos for Horn & for Two Horns

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Concertos for Horn & Two Horns

The Series of Concertos
for Horns by Rosetti acquired
a certain notoriety
for their beautiful quality
and because Mozart noticed them
and used a few of them as models
for his own Horn Concertos.

Klaus Wallendorf & Sarah Willis
Johannes Moesus
Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
CPO Records

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CD Spotlight December 2017: Rosetti Concertos for Two Horns

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Concertos for Two Horns

The Series of Concertos
for Horns by Rosetti acquired
a certain notoriety
for their beautiful quality
and because Mozart noticed them
and used a few of them as models
for his own Horn Concertos.

Klaus Wallendorf & Sarah Willis
Johannes Moesus
Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
CPO Records

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CD Spotlight November 2017: Dittersdorf Complete Works For Solo Double Bass

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Complete Works for Double Bass

The Works for Double Bass
by Dittersdorf were written in 1760s
for the Double Bass virtuoso
Pichelberger. Such works
are well known for being technically
demanding (with the viola part
penned by Dittersdorf for himself).
The two concertos were used
by Haydn’s bassist Sperger
at the Esterházy Orchestra
and mainly survived for this reason.

Dittersdorf was on friendly
terms with Mozart & Haydn & they
used his Symphonies
& Oratorios as Style reference.

Leon Bosch & Robert Smissen
Kenneth Sillito
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Meridian Records

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CD Spotlight October 2017: Dittersdorf Three Missing Symphonies

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Three Missing Ovid Symphonies

Three missing Ovid Symphonies
by Dittersdorf became three 4-hands
piano sonatas. The original
orchestral score is still missing,
like the other 6 symphonies.
We have only 9 symphonies
(6 orchestra+3 4-hands piano)
out of the original 15 symphonies
(written 1782-1786/87).

Dittersdorf was on friendly
terms with Mozart & Mozart
used his Symphonies
& Oratorios as Style reference.

James Tibbles & Michael Tsalka
Naxos

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CD Spotlight September 2017: A Viennese Quartet Party

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A Viennese Quartet Party

String Quartets by
Haydn, Mozart, Vanhal & Dittersdorf.

In 1784 to celebrate Paisiello in Vienna
Storace organized a special Quartet
Party with Haydn playing the 1st violin,
von Dittersdorf the 2nd violin,
Mozart the viola & Vanhal the cello.

The Revolutionary Drawing Room
Quartet
Omnibus Classics

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