Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra is one of his greatest masterpieces. It was a joy and an honour to record Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante.
Dittersdorf Symphony Concertante in D major for viola and double bass written circa 1775. The viola and the double bass are certainly the two most unreasonably neglected soloists among the orchestral strings; to pair them in a sinfonia concertante may well in the first place have been a charitable idea on Dittersdorf's part.
Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen (1768-1839) emerged as an influential performer, composer, theorist and instrument maker around the turn of the nineteenth century. Originally from Durlach, he moved to Nuremberg in 1780 to study music, in particular clarinet with H. Birckman and composition with Kapellmeister G.W. Gruber. He subsequently toured Europe (1789 to 1794) as a virtuoso clarinettist, spending time in Spain, France and Italy before moving to Darmstadt to take up positions at court. Later he became a chamber musician. Backofen also played the basset- horn, flute and harp, and his writings include rewarding and informative tutors for the harp (first edition 1801), clarinet and basset horn (first edition 1803). He founded a wind instrument workshop in Darmstadt in 1815.
The collection of classical pieces by Mozart, beneficial for the child's perception. Performed by Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and others.
The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. This 8-CD box presents works for solo instruments and orchestra - including concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Mozart, and Schumann, played by such supreme musicians as Dinu Lipatti, Walter Gieseking, and Dennis Brain.