Mozart: Orchestral Music
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Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D major, K 385, Haffner (22:03)
Vienna Concentus Musicus / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Marking the 60th anniversary of their collaboration, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Concentus Musicus, the orchestra he founded in 1953, release their first recording of Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade. The album also includes two other Mozart pieces, March in D Major and the Haffner Symphony. With his subtly differentiated Mozart style, Harnoncourt discovers new details even in such familiar pieces of music. His attention to detail extends to using a post horn to play the part from which the serenade takes its name, thus giving the piece a rare charm.