Mozart’s sublime masterpiece for violin and viola, the Sinfonia Concertante, was recorded on a few occasions by Marriner, but strangely enough, this version with two of the Academy’s foremost musicians – Alan Loveday and Stephen Shingles – has lain buried in the archives. Now, it receives its first release on CD and likewise its coupling, the much lesser known Concertante for two violins in one of Sir Colin Davis’ earliest recordings (for L’Oiseau-Lyre).
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, KV 364
Concertone in C major for Two Violins and Orchestra, KV 190
FIRST RELEASE ON CD
Alan Loveday, violin; Stephen Shingles, viola
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (Sinfonia Concertante)
Emanuel Hurwitz, violin I; Eli Goren, violin II
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis (Concertone)