SCO Wind Soloists find success with Mozart Divertimenti
Inspired by the legacy of the great Mozartian conductors of the SCO including Sir Charles Mackerras, this new album by our Wind Soloists makes a fine contribution to the already distinguished Mozart discography.
The recording includes four of the five Tafelmusik sextets for pairs of clarinets, horns and bassoons, together with the Serenade in E flat major, the first of Mozarts three great wind serenades.
The SCO Wind Soloists are: Maximiliano Martín clarinet, William Stafford clarinet, Peter Whelan bassoon, Alison Green bassoon, Alec Frank-Gemmill horn, Harry Johnstone horn.
...the players balance polish, poetry and sheer bucolic enjoyment... I fancy Mozart would have smiled in approval.
Gramophone Magazine 'Editor's Choice' and Top 10 recent Mozart Recordings
It's playing and music that exudes elegance, sparkles with joy and chuckles with good humour in a well-balanced recording. BBC Radio 3 CD Review
...exuberant performances, recorded with real presence. BBC Music Magazine
...loads of stylistic authority, oodles of effortless technique, and endless subtle characterisation by the six musicians Sunday Herald