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MOZART: 4 Horn Concertos / Piano and Wind Quintet (Brain, Karajan, Gieseking) (1953, 1955) (Dennis Brain/ Herbert von Karajan/ Mark Obert-Thorn/ Philharmonia Orchestra/ Philharmonia Wind Ensemble/ Walter Gieseking) (Naxos Historical: 8.111070)



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This is the first recording of Dennis Brain on the Naxos label. Although it is now nearly half a century since the legendary horn player Dennis Brain died at the early age of 36 on 1st September 1957, killed at the wheel of his car while on an overnight journey home from a concert at the Edinburgh Festival, his reputation has never dimmed. Possessed with an astonishing mastery of the whole range of the instrument, Brain played with remarkable delicacy of execution in rapid staccato passages, allied to an innate subtlety of phrasing. Elegant, buoyant and effortlessly exuberant, these famous 1953 performances of the four Mozart concertos continue to be the yardstick by which all subsequent versions are measured.
Facts
Item number 8111070
Barcode 747313307029
Release date 02/01/2007
Category Concertos | Classical Music
Label Naxos Records | Naxos Historical
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Dennis Brain
Walter Gieseking
Composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductors Herbert von Karajan
Orchestras Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Wind Ensemble
Producers Mark Obert-Thorn
Disc: 1
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. 412
1 I. Allegro
2 II. Rondo
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417
3 I. Allegro maestoso
4 II. Andante
5 III. Rondo
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447
6 I. Allegro
7 II. Romance: Larghetto
8 III. Allegro
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495
9 I. Allegro moderato
10 II. Romance
11 III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
Piano and Wind Quintet in E flat major, K. 452
12 I. Largo - Allegro moderato
13 II. Larghetto
14 III. Rondo: Allegretto
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