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Mozart Colloredo Serenade & Divertimento - SCO & Alexander Janiczek - The Observer


07 December 2008
The Observer
Stephen Pritchard

This is hardly Mozart at his most profound. Both works were written for summer entertainment and display the teenage composer's precocious talent to amuse and divert in a succession of perfectly crafted marches, minuets and rondos. The Colloredo serenade actually amounts to a symphony and a violin concerto in one, with Alexander Janiczek playing superbly while directing from the violin. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra play this light, insubstantial fare with style and wit, but it is a little like gorging on cream cakes, leaving you feeling distinctly queasy.
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