Released: 29 November 2019

Reference: AP215

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Recorded by Little Tribeca à at the Ensemblehaus in Fribourg (Germany) in february 2019
Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée
Sound engineer: Nicolas Bartholomée and Franck Jaffrès
Editing, mixing and mastering: Franck Jaffrès


Released: 29 November 2019

Reference: AP215

Mozart: Youth Symphonies




It is true that images have the power to keep a trace of the past. Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburger Barockorchestra prove, with this recording, that music, too, conceals the secret of the memory deep within.

Though rarely played, much less recorded, Mozart's youth symphonies bear the reminiscence of the child the composer used to be, as well they include the seeds of his future masterpieces. The Freiburger Barockorchester fullfils, with this album, the portrait of the brilliant composer, whose influences lie in these symphonies and contredanses, as well as his musical tastes: for example, the G minor tonality that we hear in the Symphony K. 22 shows how much the music of the young Mozart echos to the elder.

Conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz, expert of the repertoire, the orchestra offers a genuine performance and interpretation, delivering the last piece of the Mozart puzzle.



In the press

Von der Goltz and his Freiburg forces play scintillatingly; and, poignantly, between each symphony they give one of the Five Contredanses, K609, light music from the end of Mozart's life.
The Sunday Times

Rarely played with such élan as here. The Freiburgers make the now classic period-instrument set by the Academy of Ancient Music (L’Oiseau-Lyre) sound pale in comparision.

Du nerf, de la joie et beaucoup d'élégance, voici ce qu'apporte le Freiburger à ces partitions du très jeune Mozart. Musikzen

Etwas unterscheidet diese Interpretationen von jenen von Harnoncourt: Die Freiburger bieten einen intimaeren Rahmen und viel mehr spielerisches Raffinement als das um die Jahrhundertwende musizierende Concentus Musicus Wien. Die ersten Gehversuche Mozarts im symphonischen Genre sind in Freiburg frischer, vielleicht auch frecher und auf jeden Fall vergnügter als in Wien.

Le Freiburger Barockorchester s’emploie avec un sens extraordinaire du détail à tailler ces diamants. (...) Gottfried von der Goltz redonne ainsi vie et beauté à ces oeuvres en alternant judicieusement l’émotion des adagios et la vivacité des sarabandes. Une réussite assurément.


1-3. Symphony in E-flat major, K. 16

I. Molto allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

4. Five Contredanses (no.2, E-flat major), K. 609

5-7. Symphony in D major, K. 19
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

8. Five Contredanses (no.3, D major), K. 609

9-11. Symphony in F major, K Anh. 223/19a
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Presto

12. Five Contredanses (no.1, C major), K. 609

13-15. Symphony in B-flat major, K. 22
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto

16. Five Contredanses (no.4, C major), K. 609

17-19. Symphony in G major, K Anh. 221/45a
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Molto allegro

20. Five Contredanses (no.5, G major), K. 609

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