Mozart / Schmid / Orchestra Musica Vitae - Concertos For Violin & Orchestra Nos. 3-5 | RECORD STORE DAY
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DISC: 1

1. I. Allegro (Cadenza By B. Schmid) [08:50]
2. II. Adagio (Cadenza By D. Oistrakh) [06:44]
3. III. Rondeau: Allegro (Cadenza By B. Schmid) [06:17]
4. I. Allegro [08:14]
5. II. Andante Cantabile [06:22]
6. III. Rondo: Andante Grazioso [07:04]
7. I. Allegro Aperto - Adagio - Allegro Aperto [09:22]
8. II. Adagio [08:16]
9. III. Rondeau: Tempo Di Menuetto [08:37]

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The Salzburg violinist Benjamin Schmid's preoccupation with the violin works of W.A. Mozart has now lasted for more than four decades, was initially influenced by the then Mozarteum professors Sándor Végh and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and received numerous awards as his style of interpretation became increasingly personalised. His first CD recording in 1990 with Mozart's Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg led by Hans Graf was also celebrated by reviewers as a discovery. 32 years and hundreds of performances later, Benjamin Schmid now completes his recordings of the violin concertos with the Sweden based Musica Vitae, of which he has been the musical director since last year, and describes his journey as follows: "As a violinist who grew up in Vienna and Salzburg, Mozart was ultimately always the most important composer for me; I defined this preference as early as elementary school age, and the interest grew with the discovery of the complete works of this probably at least most gifted of all composers. For me, the key to Mozart interpretation lies in the duality of singing and speaking; singing as immediate emotion and phrasing and articulation as form-giving grammar."