Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5; Symphony No. 29
Title:

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5; Symphony No. 29

Release Date:

18th June 2021

Cat No:

AV2459

Price:

£12.49 (BUY CD direct from AVIE Records)

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Summary:

“bags of character … a listening experience that commands the attention from start to finish” (Gramophone)

“keen, sweet, intense tone and bravura playing” (Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times)

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren, whose star is rapidly in the ascendant, makes his AVIE label debut with two concertos from Mozart’s “year of the violin” – Nos. 3 and 5 – paired with the composer’s youthful Symphony No. 29. Sebastian’s interpretations bring out the sparkling energy of the concertos, written when Mozart was just 19 years old, yet at the same time a brandish a smoothly burnished sense of style. His partners on the album, famed Hungarian violinist-turned conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sebastian’s compatriots the CHAARTS Chamber Artists – comprised of leading European soloists and chamber musicians – perfectly embody these contrasting characteristics, both in their accompaniments and their reading of the Symphony which was written within a year of the concerti.

Sebastian is equally at home as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed with the Lucerne Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Basel Symphony Orchestras, among others, under such conductors as James Gaffigan, Andrew Litton and Ivor Bolton. His chamber music collaborators have included Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Thomas Demenga and Konstantin Lifschitz. He plays the “Ex-Wanamaker-Hart” violin made by Guadagnini in Parma in 1761.

Critical acclaim for Sebastian Bohren

  • “a varied tone palette that is as beguiling as his technique is striking”The Strad
  • “refreshingly rich in colour and nuance”The Guardian
  • “elegance, sweet tone and lithe sound”Planet Hugill

Tracklist:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G K216
1. I. Allegro 8.53
2. II. Adagio 7.30
3. III. Rondeau: Allegro 6.48

Symphony No. 29 in A K201*
4. I. Allegro moderato 6.52
5. II. Andante 7.37
6. III. Menuetto 3.11
7. IV. Allegro con spirito 4.31

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A K219
8. I. Allegro aperto 10.01
9. II. Adagio 10.00
10. III. Rondeau: Tempo di minuetto 9.16

Sebastian Bohren, violin
CHAARTS Chamber Artists
Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor

Recorded: 11–13 June 2020 & 12–13 October 2018*, Reformierte Kirche Oberstrass, Zurich
Recording Producer, Engineer, Editor: Torsten Schreier*, Andreas Neubronner
Mastering: Andreas Neubronner

Design draft: Simone Claaßen-Bohren · Layout: WLP Ltd
Photography: Marco Borggreve (cover, p.9) | Miguel Bueno (p.10); Balázs Böröcz, Pilvax (p.11)

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