Mozart: Wind Concertos / Ormandy
Sony Music Entertainment is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new box sets contain classic interpretations by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Rarely thought of as a Mozart conductor, Eugene Ormandy made delightful recordings of all the wind and brass concertos with his “Fabulous Philadelphians” between 1957 and 1962. Known best for its sumptuous strings, the Philadelphia Orchestra has also boasted some of the world’s most distinguished instrumentalists among its principal wind players, now-legendary names like flautist William Kincaid, clarinettist John de Lancie and horn player Mason Jones. They are the soloists in these splendid recordings, which also serve as a reminder of how superb an accompanist Ormandy was.