Released: 03 February 2023

Reference: AP307

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Recorded by Little Tribeca in June 2022 at the paroisse Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris

Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée
Recording: Hugo Scremin, Ambroise Helmlinger
Editing, mixing and mastering: Maximilien Ciup

Recorded in 24 bits/96kHz


Released: 03 February 2023

Reference: AP307

Mozart: The Beginning and The End




Maxim Emelyanychev’s affinity with Mozart is well known, especially when it comes to piano works: in 2018, the conductor and keyboardist treated us to a recording that not only displayed his virtuosity and musicianship, but also revealed his remarkably close understanding of the composer’s music.

Today, the symphonies are the focus of his first long-term project with Il Pomo d’Oro, anensemble he has been working with as its conductor since 2013. As he points out, this project, aiming eventually to provide a complete set of the Mozart symphonies, is unlike anything he has recorded with the ensemble hitherto on period instruments. The approach here is original: each volume will feature an early symphony by Mozart, together with one of his great mature symphonies, which will enable the listener to perceive his many facets, revealed in the course of his development.

Each volume will also include a bonus work, featuring a special guest. Inaugurating the series, Maxim Emelyanychev himself provides the hors d’œuvre with Concerto no. 23 K.488, played on a fortepiano, before going on to conduct Mozart’s Symphonies nos. 1 and 41, his first and his last, as the main course of this delightful feast!




1-3. Symphony no. 1 in E-flat major K. 16
I. Molto allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

4-6. Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major K. 488
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai

7-10. Symphony no. 41 in C major K. 551 ‘Jupiter’
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio
IV. Molto allegro

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