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MOZART: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 / Piano and Wind Quintet (Brain, Karajan, Gieseking) (1953, 1955)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s)
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertos
Catalogue 8.111070
Label Naxos Historical
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Although it is now nearly half a century since the legendary horn player Dennis Brain died at the early age of 36 on 1st September 1957, killed at the wheel of his car while on an overnight journey home from a concert at the Edinburgh Festival, his reputation has never dimmed. Possessed with an astonishing mastery of the whole range of the instrument, Brain played with remarkable delicacy of execution in rapid staccato passages, allied to an innate subtlety of phrasing. Elegant, buoyant and effortlessly exuberant, these famous 1953 performances of the four Mozart concertos continue to be the yardstick by which all subsequent versions are measured.


   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The Naxos coupling chooses a different but no less attractive early version of the Quintet with Gieseking, which many will prefer. God transfers of these still unsurpassed classic performances by the legendary Dennis Brain from Mark Obert-Thorn.




Review By David Denton, Naxos,January 2007

On the first day of September 1957 a motoring accident deprived the world of the finest horn player it had ever known. Dennis Brain had been born to play the instrument, both his grandfather and father having been distinguished exponents, though none could rival the sheer virtuosity that took Dennis into the horn's uncharted territory. He was only 36 at the time but had already achieved legendary status, somehow managing to combine a demanding solo career with the dual position as leading horn in the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Sadly his name was to appear on too few releases, though his presence in the Philharmonia's many discs is felt with the quality of his solo passages, Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier being one

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