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Mozart - Gran Partita K361 for 13 insts K361,Serenade K388 [CD]

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  • Audio CD (2 Oct 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Onyx
  • ASIN: B000I2KJ8I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Largo - Molto allegro 9:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Menuetto - Trio - Trio II 9:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Adagio 5:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Menuetto - Allegretto - Trio - Trio II 4:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Romanze: Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio 6:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Thema mit 6 Variationen - Andante 9:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mozart - Serenade K361 "Gran Partita" for 13 wind instruments: Finale - Molto allegro 3:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mozart - Serenade K388 "Nacht Musique": Allegro 8:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mozart - Serenade K388 "Nacht Musique": Andante 4:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mozart - Serenade K388 "Nacht Musique": Menuetto in canone 4:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mozart - Serenade K388 "Nacht Musique": Allegro 6:38£0.89  Buy MP3 


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Michael Collins further entrenches his place among the first rank of clarinettists with this rather heavenly recording of Mozart Serenades. He leads the London Winds with great sensitivity and, when called for, virtuosic flair. A class act. A classy disc. EDITOR'S CHOICE --Gramophone - JAN 2007

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ONYXC 4012; ONYX CLASSICS - Inghilterra; Classica Orchestrale

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5.0 out of 5 stars For bassoon-lovers everywhere 21 Nov 2010
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I know that since an autograph manuscript of Serenade no 10 K361 came to light showing it scored for a double bass, the traditional use of a double bassoon has been somewhat frowned-upon in certain quarters.

BUT, I grew up on versions where the part was played by a double bassoon and I love it! Furthermore, I'm sure the maestro himself would have regarded it as a matter of choice, depending upon the venue, indoors or outdoors, and the players available.

This is a superb performance and using a double bassoon preserves the wonderful homogeneity of the woodwind sound. Get it! You won't be sorry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing performance 22 Mar 2007
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This work has been recorded by a lot of different groups, but the London Winds version here is quite simply outstanding. Recorded without a conductor, with Michael Collins leading from the chair, it sounds free, easy, and quite beautiful.

This is a must for how to play Mozart properly!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, but ..... 9 April 2013
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I prefer the original scoring using double bass not contra bassoon. Also, although I like it, I do find the performance a bit careful. Striving for perfection can inhibit the freedom and spontaneity of the playing. But that's recording for you - can't ever beat hearing music live!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb rendition 6 Mar 2013
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This wonderful piece of music is played by Michael Collins and London Winds and is beautiful. Personally I love the fact that it is with double bassoon as well rather than double bass. Keeps the integrity of the 'winds'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the very best Mozart wind recordings 16 Jan 2007
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Anyone who loves the masterpieces for winds written by Mozart rejoiced a few months ago when EMI released the 'Gran Partita' Serenade #10 with the superlative solo winds of the Berlin Philharmonic. But good as they are, they didn't have a conductor, and all the best recordings have one. It's difficult to marshall 13 winds, especially when they are first-desk players with strong personalities. In this case the orchestra in question is the London Sym.

Over the years I've loved versions of the Gran Partita led by Furtwangler, Klemperer, and Stokowski (the first has jsut come out on an exceptional remastering from EMI). The famed clarinetist Michael Collins doesn't rank with them, but as a wind conductor he's sensitive and alert. The romping sections really romp, the forlorn sections sigh, the stately sections move grandly forward. I also like the the lowest instrument is a contra-bassoon rather than the usual double bass, who is hardly audible in the ranks of a dozen woodwinds.

The Serenade in c minor K. 388 isn't nearly as poular because its overall tone lacks jollity. The minor key draws hesitant, inward, at times melancholy music from Mozart. No one is likely to be diverted at a party, at least not diverted into cheerfulness. But the work is a masterpiece nonetheless, and the London Winds play it as well as I've ever heard.
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