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Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos


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Mozart’s horn concertos are so well-known that for many listeners the sound of the horn and Mozart are virtually synonymous. Mozart was not the first composer to write solo concertos for the horn, however, and works from earlier on in the eighteenth century give a quite different perspective on the instrument. With this release soloist Alec Frank-Gemmill provides insights into some of these early horn concertos, by composers ranging from Telemann to Haydn, by way of Mozart’s own father, Leopold. In the seventeenth century, when the horn first appeared in classical music, it was in the context of hunting scenes in operas by Lully, Cavalli and others. But the instrument’s true adoption into art music really began the following century in the German-speaking world, where Dresden for a while became the most important centre for performing on, and composing for, the horn. Around 1750, both Christoph Förster and Johann Baptist Georg Neruda wrote extremely demanding and virtuosic concertos – Neruda’s Concerto in E flat major is in such a high register that it has sometimes been assumed to be composed for the trumpet. Through modern innovations in horn design it is once more possible to perform all of these early horn concertos, including parts previously considered ‘impossibly high’. Alec Frank-Gemmill is recognised internationally for the exceptional breadth and depth of his music-making. His interest in historical performance informed his previous, highly acclaimed release for BIS – a traversal of the horn repertoire throughout some 140 years, performed on four different 19th-century instruments. On the present album he plays on modern horns, but draws heavily on his familiarity with 18th-century horn technique and style, with the support of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under period performance expert Nicholas McGegan.
Facts
Item number BIS-2315
Barcode 7318599923154
Release date 4/6/2018
Category Orchestral
Label BIS
Media type SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Frank-Gemmill, Alec
Conductor McGegan, Nicholas
Orchestra Svenska Kammarorkestern
Disc: 1
Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major00:12:37
1 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: I. Con discretione 00:05:00 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
2 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: II. Adagio 00:02:33 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
3 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: III. Allegro 00:04:05 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D800:09:29
4 Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D8: I. Vivace 00:02:02 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
5 Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D8: II. Largo 00:02:43 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Unknown Artist Frank-Gemmill, Alec
6 Horn Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D8: III. Allegro 00:03:09 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major00:09:35
7 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: I. Allegro 00:05:28 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
8 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: II. Largo 00:04:23 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
9 Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major: III. Vivace 00:04:22 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
Symphony in D Major, "Sinfonia da camera"00:11:10
10 Sinfonia da camera in D Major, LMW VII:D5: I. Alle 00:05:52 Svensson, Urban Levin, Mats Gäfvert, Björn Fröst, Göran Elvkull, Linn Frank-Gemmill, Alec Nitsche, Peter
11 Sinfonia da camera in D Major, LMW VII:D5: II. Men 00:03:02 Svensson, Urban Levin, Mats Gäfvert, Björn Fröst, Göran Elvkull, Linn Frank-Gemmill, Alec Nitsche, Peter
12 Sinfonia da camera in D Major, LMW VII:D5: III. An 00:03:17 Svensson, Urban Levin, Mats Gäfvert, Björn Fröst, Göran Elvkull, Linn Frank-Gemmill, Alec Nitsche, Peter
13 Sinfonia da camera in D Major, LMW VII:D5: IV. All 00:02:14 Svensson, Urban Levin, Mats Gäfvert, Björn Fröst, Göran Elvkull, Linn Frank-Gemmill, Alec Nitsche, Peter
Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob.VIId:300:16:00
14 Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: I. Al 00:06:15 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
15 Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: II. A 00:06:16 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
16 Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Hob. VIId:3: III. 00:03:41 McGegan, Nicholas Svenska Kammarorkestern Frank-Gemmill, Alec
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