Mozart Horn Concertos

Mozart Horn Concertos

PROSP0083 (Prospero Classical Records, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (19 April 2024)

Playing time: 52'11"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 28
℗ 2024 Martin Korn Music Production
© 2024 Martin Korn Music Production
Country of manufacture: European Union
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Mozart Horn Concertos published on 20 April 2024

Sibylle Mahni, horn
Brandenburger Symphoniker
Andreas Spering, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Horn Concerto in E flat, K 417 (1783)
1 Allegro
2 Andante
3 Rondo allegro

Horn Concerto in E flat, K 495 (1786)
4 Allegro maestoso
5 Romance. Andante cantabile
6 Rondo. Allegro vivace

Horn Concerto in E flat, K 447 (1787)
7 Allegro
8 Romance. Larghetto
9 Allegro

Horn Concerto in D, K 412 (1791)
10 Allegro
11 Rondò. Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his horn concertos for Joseph Leitgeb (1732-1811), a good friend of the family who was often the target of Mozart's crude humour. They were written during his time as a freelance composer in Vienna and today form an essential part of the concert repertoire for horn. Here they are interpreted by Sibylle Mahni, Professor of Horn at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, and the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Andreas Spering in a rousing, emotional and, above all, 'historically informed' performance.

Recorded 13-14 and 21-22 July 2023 at Brandenburger Theater, Grabenstraße 14, 14776 Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.