[ Harmonia Mundi / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 7 May 2021
When Mozart took up the popular genre of the serenade, it was to transcend it and lend it new lustre. A festive masterpiece of simplicity and emotion, his Gran Partitaquickly became a genuine 'hit'! Thanks to the distinctive, spellbinding timbres of their period instruments, the members of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin give a unique flavour to these two extraordinary serenades, over which there blows - as it were - a tremendous wind of freedom.
"the general effect of period instruments playing these glorious works is exhilaratingly clear-cut and vivid." - The Sunday Times
Serenade No. 11 in E flat major, K375
Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'