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Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

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Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)
Lowell Greer, horn; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan, conductor

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Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907012 | Time: 01:02:13

Greer is a highly accomplished player of the natural horn… I find Greer's playing very musicianly: unusually graceful in the phrasing of the quick movements, with gentle, thoughtful playing in K417 and some lovely smooth and clear lines in K495, while the slow movements are all beautifully done—the Romance of K447 refined and graceful, that of K495 often truly poetic with happy details of timing. And there is no shortage of wit in the finales, or of high spirits. Greer improvises his cadenzas: in the first movement of K495 he does, rightly I think, simply a longish flourish, with no reference to the themes of the movement.

Review by Stanley Sadie, Gramophone Magazine

For this recording, Lowell Greer himself reconstructed a natural horn of the type that was invented during Mozart's later years and was generally played in orchestras at the beginning of the nineteenth century. He is pictured holding the horn in the booklet, and the pride in his eyes is only natural, for this is a wonderful-sounding instrument that seems ideal for playing Mozart's playfully beautiful Horn Concertos. Greer and the Philharmonia Baroque play in a relatively straightforward, perhaps even somewhat naive manner, but this is not necessarily a criticism: At all events, the disc can give enormous listening pleasure (as is presumably evidenced by the fact that I have often heard it being played on German radio stations). The engineering puts the horn on the left of proceedings and in the centre of attention, and it is truly wonderful to listen to this glorious sound. Musicologically, I suspect that the Sony Vivarte recording made by Ab Koster and the Canadian Tafelmusik ensemble is a little more refined (and the music has definitely been reconstructed in a more accurate manner there); but nonetheless, the Harmonia Mundi recording is a true classic and is well worth the listening to.

Review by Leslie Richford, Amazon.com

Dr. Greer plays these Concertos on the early type of instrument they were written for, the valveless natural horn. Notes are changed by putting the hand in and out of the bell and use of the lip. For about the first 3 minutes this all matters and then just the awesome performance of the Mozart concerto takes over. It really doesn't matter what type of French Horn is used, these are wonderful interpretations. Hearing them played flawlessly on a period instrument is just icing on the cake. The sound is more hornlike than modern instruments and it is hard to believe that valves are not involved. Bravo!

Review by Leonard L. Brown, Amazon.com

Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)



Lowell Greer, hatural horn
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Tracklist:

01. Rondeau in E-flat, K. 371 (reconstructed by Lowell Greer) (4:53)

Concerto in D, K. 412:
02. Allegro (4:44)
03. Rondo. Allegro (3:51)

Concerto in E-flat, K. 417:
04. Allegro (6:25)
05. Andante (3:32)
06. Rondo. Allegro (3:38)

07. Rondo in D, K. 514 (completed by Herman Jeurissen) (4:00)

Concerto in E-flat, K. 447:
08. Allegro (6:38)
09. Romance. Larghetto (3:58)
10. Allegro (4:08)

Concerto in E-flat, K. 495:
11. Allegro maestoso (7:37)
12. Romance. Andante cantabile (5:00)
13. Rondo. Allegro vivace (3:51)


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DR13 -0.12 dB -17.42 dB 4:53 01-Rondeau in E-flat, K. 371 (reconstructed by Lowell Greer)
DR13 -2.27 dB -19.75 dB 4:44 02-Concerto in D, K. 412: Allegro
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Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)

Lowell Greer, Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Horn Concertos; Rondeau K 371; Rondo K 514 (1988)