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Mozart - Gran Partita

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer Alexei Ogrintchouk
Members of Concertgebouworkest
Alexei Ogrintchouk, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-2463 SACD
EAN 7318599924632
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Nov 2020
Total time 58'07

Better known as Gran Partita, Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat major, K 361 is the crowning glory of the Harmoniemusik of the Classical era. Austrian and German nobles in particular often employed small wind ensembles called Harmonien which provided entertainment during banquets and outdoor festivities. In order to satisfy the growing demand for suitable music, countless arrangements of operas and ballet music were made, &&&while original works were supplied by a wide range of composers – Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and many lesser masters wrote Harmoniemusik.

Among their works, Mozart’s Serenade stands out for several reasons. It is on a larger scale than most: with seven movements and a duration of some 50 minutes, it is scored for thirteen instruments rather than the usual eight or nine. But conceived with a cyclical layout and with a highly economic use of motivic material, it also displays a compositional sophistication unusual for the genre. The Gran Partita is here performed by wind players from one of the world’s finest orchestras, the Amsterdam Concertgebouworkest, under the direction of oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk. Ogrintchouk has also chosen the coupling, a set of variations by Beethoven on Mozart’s famous aria from Don Giovanni scored for two oboes and English horn.
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  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  Serenade in B flat major, ’Gran Partita’, K 361/370a 47'23
01 I. Largo - Molto allegro 9'16
02 II. Menuetto - Trio I & II 8'43
03 III. Adagio 5'07
04 IV. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio I & II 4'53
05 V. Romanze. Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio & VI. Tema con variazioni 6'41
06 Tema. Andante 1'09
07 Variation 1 1'11
08 Variation 2 1'13
09 Variation 3 1'15
10 Variation 4 1'16
11 Variation 5 2'23
12 Variation 6 0'51
13 VII. Finale. Molto allegro 3'25
  Ludwig van Beethoven
  Eight Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ 9'18
14 Thema. Andante 0'57
15 Variation I 0'40
16 Variation II 0'44
17 Variation III 0'55
18 Variation IV 0'38
19 Variation V 0'49
20 Variation VI 1'12
21 Variation VII 0'46
22 Variation VIII 2'37
  Album total 58'07
Wind ensembleConcertgebouworkest, members of
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
DirectionOgrintchouk, Alexeï

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