MOZART, W.A.: Serenade No. 6, "Serenata notturna" (Kremer)

MOZART, W.A.: Serenade No. 6, "Serenata notturna" (Kremer)


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Conductor: Kremer, Gidon

Bor, Teddy - Composer

Venue: Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg
Date of Concert: 2002
Festival: Mozartwoche Salzburg
Playing Time: 00:22:41
Television Director: Hohlfeld, Horant
Catalogue Number: A05510536

Born in Riga in 1947, Gidon Kremer is not only one of the leading
violinists in the world, but also - thanks to his unquenchable curiosity and search for new impulses - one of the most fascinating musical personalities of our time. His repertoire ranges from Bach to the present, whereby a number of contemporary composers have achieved international recognition through his commitment. Since 1997 Kremer has devoted a large part of his activities to the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica, which he founded. The ensemble consists of young musicians from the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; the average age of its members is 25. The debut of the chamber orchestra in February 1997 corresponded with the 50th birthday of its founder. With this orchestral project, Kremer wants to pass on his artistic experiences to young musicians of his native country and to draw international attention to the outstanding musical situation of the Baltic nations. The Kremerata Baltica performs in all of the world's major musical venues.

This little work was written by Mozart in Salzburg in January 1776. What sets this work apart from other serenades is its scoring for two small orchestras, which produces a deliberate echo effect. One can almost imagine the courtly guests bantering amidst the two groups of players at the opposite ends of a grand salon. Although the work begins with a march, called "Marcia maestoso," it soon gives up all martial pretenses for lightness and grace. The final Rondo is particularly spirited and frisky, with episodes of a nature that must have made more than one guest stop mid-conversation!

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