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


19 January 2009
The Herald
Michael Tumelty
5 Stars

At first glance, the SCO's newest addition to its Mozaert Series on Linn looks like another functional, multi-movement Serenade, albeit one of a very superior quality. But the Colloredo Serenade, gloriously played by the SCO with Alexander Janiczek directing from the solo violin in an unusually relaxed and broad style, is a wonderful conundrum and deliciously subversive: its like a play within a play, and its complex box of delights contains a prefatory march, a full symphony, an interpolated violin concerto and an extra minuet to boot, all wrapped up in a package of informal music for university end-of-termn celebrations.
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