Mozart: Violin Concertos / Isabelle Faust
Label: harmonia mundi
Isabelle Faust (violin) Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-5 (Complete) Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat, K269 Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C, K373 Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K261
The five most brilliant concertos for violin, all penned before the age of 19! Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.