Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia Concertante, KV364


Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia Concertante, KV364
Iona Brown; Josef Suk
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4762747
Barcode
00028947627470
Format
1-CD
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, KV 218
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, KV 211
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Violin, Viola & Orchestra, KV 364

Iona Brown, violin & conductor
Josef Suk, viola [Sinfonia Concertante]
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Recording information

Recording producer: Chris Hazell
Recording engineers: Stanley Goodall (No. 2, Sinfonia Concertante); Colin Moorfoot, Dan Gosling (No. 4)
Recording locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, July 1983 (No. 2, Sinfonia Concertante); Unitarian Church, Rosslyn Hill, London, March 1979 (No. 4)

Reviews

‘Josef Suk also has a long-standing familiarity with this marvellous work [KV 364], but as violinist. Here he partners Iona Brown on the viola: and what a splendid team they make!… the performance as a whole is noble and dignified… The couplings may simplify the difficult question of choice (if a choice has to be made). Iona Brown gives an absolutely ravishing account of the second of the five violin concertos… thus completing her recording of these works, a series which is outstanding for its freshness and spontaneity in a highly-competitive field. As before, the ASMF respond instinctively to her skilled direction, and the recording is exemplary’ Gramophone

‘a freshness and vigour that is winning … all these performances have an engaging liveliness and are very well integrated’ *** Penguin Guide