Horn Concertos / Horn Quintet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concertos / Horn Quintet

Pip Eastop / The Hanover Band / Anthony Halstead / Eroica Quartet

CDA 68097 - 0034571280974

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Mozart’s Horn Concertos are perhaps the most popular works ever written for the instrument. This new album is a collection of all the works Mozart wrote for his lifelong friend, the horn player Joseph Leutgeb (1732–1811), one of the foremost players of his day.

In these five works Mozart captures the public persona of an instrument most readily associated with all things hunting, but he also brings it indoors: lyrical episodes, and especially the slow movements, show the very soul of the instrument, despite any perceived limitations of the valveless horn. Leutgeb must indeed have been a worthy recipient of these fine works.

His modern successor is natural horn player Pip Eastop, whose technical ability and musical inventiveness are palpable in these hugely enjoyable renditions. He is accompanied by The Hanover Band and Tony Halstead (who has also provided an ending for the unfinished K417, Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major). 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Horn Concerto No 2 in E-Flat Major K 417
    08:19
  • 2
    Horn Concerto No 2 in E-Flat Major K 417
    02:51
  • 3
    Horn Concerto No 2 in E-Flat Major K 417
    03:49
  • 4
    Horn Concerto No 4 in E-Flat Major K 495
    08:36
  • 5
    Horn Concerto No 4 in E-Flat Major K 495
    03:47
  • 6
    Horn Concerto No 4 in E-Flat Major K 495
    04:16
  • 7
    Horn Concerto No 3 in E-Flat Major K 447
    07:41
  • 8
    Horn Concerto No 3 in E-Flat Major K 447
    03:55
  • 9
    Horn Concerto No 3 in E-Flat Major K 447
    03:41
  • 10
    Horn Concerto No 1 in D Major K 412
    05:07
  • 11
    Horn Concerto No 1 in D Major K 412
    03:52
  • 12
    Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major K 407
    06:40
  • 13
    Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major K 407
    05:34
  • 14
    Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major K 407
    04:36