Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer explore the fragment which Mozart left behind, a beautiful torso of a work for the unusual combination of Violin, Piano and Orchestra. Musicologist and Mozart scholar, Dr Philip Wilby, has completed the fragment by orchestrating a violin/piano Sonata of Mozart which he believes Mozart wrote instead of the Double Concerto. The result is a beautiful Mozartian concerto which deserves to be heard.
In addition Hope and Knauer perform the rarely heard Sonata KV 379 (1781) for violin and piano, and Knauer can be heard in the Piano Concerto Nr. 16 in D major KV 451 (1784).
Sir Roger Norrington writes:
I had a lot of pleasure making this Mozart disc with Sebastian and Daniel. You know, somehow I had never played that piano concerto before, and of course the double concerto is a recent reconstruction, so that was new too. How amazing to hear two Mozart pieces for the first timeat my age!
The boys played beautifully, and I hope my wonderful Camerata did them justice. It’s interesting, isn’t it, to hear this kind of “second generation” historically informed playing:
modern instruments, but completely digested performance practice, with pure tone of course from the orchestra, a very slight and informed vibrato from the violinist, and phrasing from everyone in sight! What a joy to realise that you can play stylishly with any instrument, whether new or old, and that “early music” is in the mind rather than the hardware. I hope the record gives pleasure.
Daniel Hope and pianist Sebastian Knauer team up with the Camerata Salzburg and Sir Roger Norrington for a Mozart disc with a difference.back to overview