Andrew Manze conducts The English Concert as they perform Mozart's Concertos Nos. 3-5 for Violin and Orchestra.
These 3 innovative concertos - composed in the last four months of 1775 to entertain Mozart's noble employer and to mollify his father Leopold - show Wolfgang the wunderkind blossoming into a fully fledged compositional genius. Andrew Manze plays his own cadenzas.
"His sense of fantasy permeated every flexible phrase." - The Evening Standard, UK (Concert Review)
"Manze's athletic technique, his musical sensibility and perhaps, too, his engaging sense of fun, ensure fascination and entertainment in equal measure." - Gramophone
"Magic moments abound...Harmonia Mundi's release deserves a glowing recommendation. Here's a Mozart-year offering that shouldn't become less beguiling even by the next celebration in 2041." - Fanfare
The English Concert
Andrew Manze, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
1-3. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G major K.216
4-6. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4 in D major K.218
7-9. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A major K.219
Total playing time 75:45.