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Australian fortepiano virtuoso Erin Helyard takes a spontaneous and inventive approach to Mozart’s piano writing, as he joins forces with NZ Barok in sparkling performances of 3 middle period Mozart piano concertos.
NZ Barok would like to thank Wayne Laird of Atoll Records, Kathy & Peter Boardman, Paul Downie and the music staff at Diocesan School for Girls. NZ Barok gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Stout Trust and to our NZ Barok supporters, whose generous donations helped make this recording possible.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K413
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K414
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K415
Upon release in December 2018 “Debut in Vienna” debuted in the RNZ Classical Chart at #3. Debut in Vienna is also available via Spotify, iTunes and downloadable in a variety of formats through PrestoMusic (NZ), HighResAudio, ProStudioMasters (US & Canada) HDTracks and Amazon.
Debuting at Number 3 in the RNZ classical chart this new recording quoting Lara Hall “is the culmination of a long-held desire to record little-known 18th century concerti for global audiences…The differences between the works of Torelli, Pisendel and Benda show that, despite their close proximity, these three composers were strong, individual musical personalities, and highlight the speed of stylistic compositional change of the era.”
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Giuseppe TORELLI (1658-1709) Violin Concerto in A Major P.A.2.3.5
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in F Major
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in B-flat Major
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in E minor
Franz BENDA (1709-1786) Violin Concerto in E Major L.2.8
Franz BENDA (1709-1786) Violin Concerto in A Major L.2.8
Recorded in the Gallagher Concert venue, Waikato University, Hamilton New Zealand, 5-8 February 2016.
“In a programme with its title taken from a suite of dances by Telemann entitled Les Nations anciens et modernes, and including Rameau’s Suite from Les Indes Galantes, NZ Barok reveals itself to be a highly accomplished group of authentic string players. All the music on this disc brims with vitality, supreme accuracy and a full sound that would do justice to any of the vaunted authentic groups from Europe.” John Button, The Dominion
“For me, the way the group plays the music allows all the different characters to come through with the proper expression.” Email from NZ Barok supporter 10th Oct 2017
Upon release in November 2013 The Nations was in the RNZ classical chart for 10 weeks reaching Number 2 in January 2014.
Giuseppe Antonio BRESCIANELLO (1690-1758) Sinfonia No.1 in D major [6:27]
Georg MUFFAT (1653-1704) Sonata No.2 in G minor from Armonico Tributo [16:50]
William BOYCE (1719-1779) Symphony No.1 in B flat major [7:40]
Francesco GEMINIANI (1674-1762) Concerto Grosso in E minor Op.3 No.3 [9:16]
Georg Phillip TELEMANN (1674-1767) Les Nation, Anciens et Modernes TWV55:G4 [18:08]
Jean-Phillippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Suite from Les Indes Galantes [10:55]
Johan Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Air, from Suite No.3 BWV 1068 [4:05]
Recorded in the Michael Park School auditorium, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 May 2013.
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