Album: Concertos & Divertimentos

Released: 19th May 2017, Deutsche Harmonica Mundi, © Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josepf Haydn, hammerclavier.

Ensemble Castor dedicates this album to the friendship between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. While it is still uncertain, when Haydn and Mozart met for the first time, there are chronicles about an exceptional private musical evening in Vienna 1784, starring Haydn at the lead violin and Mozart playing the viola. With a generation apart, Mozart and Haydn showed greatest respect to each other. Taking into account their mutual influences, it is not surprising that some works of Mozart and Haydn also converge musically. ‘Concertos & Divertimentos’ gives evidence to this synergy.

“It was conceived purely to entertain and that’s exactly what it does. Lovely, imaginative performances on some sweet-sounding period instruments … these players never fail to find something to say.” (Gramophone Magazine, August 2017)

Concertos Divertimentos booklet