Mozart: Haffner-Serenade KV 250 & Marsch KV 249 Festival Strings Lucerne & Daniel Dodds

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Label: Sony Classical/Sony Music

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Festival Strings Lucerne & Daniel Dodds

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): March for Orchestra in D Major, K. 249:
  • 1Mozart: March for Orchestra in D Major, K. 24903:49
  • Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner":
  • 2Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": I. Allegro maestoso08:15
  • 3Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": II. Andante09:00
  • 4Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": III. Menuetto03:38
  • 5Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": IV. Rondo07:56
  • 6Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": V. Menuetto galante05:08
  • 7Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": VI. Andante07:33
  • 8Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": VII. Menuetto04:40
  • 9Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250/K. 248b "Haffner": VIII. Adagio09:39
  • Vincenzo Righini (1756 - 1812): Gerusalemme liberata:
  • 10Righini: Gerusalemme liberata: Armonia con Capriccio a Violino Solo05:35
  • Total Runtime01:05:13

Info for Mozart: Haffner-Serenade KV 250 & Marsch KV 249

The serenade for orchestra in D major, K. 250 (248b), popularly known as the "Haffner Serenade", was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the commission of Sigmund Haffner Junior in 1776. The serenade is undoubtedly a jewel among Mozart's Salzburg compositions. The eight-movement work is Mozart's most extensive serenade and also the one with the largest instrumentation, with 13 instruments. Yet it is almost forgotten, or overshadowed, by it's famous Viennese counterpart, the Symphony in D major K. 385, the "Haffner Symphony", commissioned by Leopold Mozart in the summer of 1781 for the nobilization of Johann Sigmund Haffner. The first and last movements of the serenade gain additional weight through slow introductions. The first minuet is remarkably witty. It is embedded in the concerto movements of the serenade and it is in a minor key against all tradition. This is a charming joke on the part of the composer, for the melody is by no means serious, but a minor variant of a folk song known today as "I'm Märzen der Bauer". The virtuosic solo parts throughout the recording are played by conductor and violinist Daniel Dodds. An exclusive bonus track of this album is the world premiere recording of "Armonia con Capriccio" by Vicenzo Righini (1756 -1812) which has never been recorded in this particular version. The Italian Righini was contemporary of Mozart and a successful tenor, bandmaster and composer in his day. The track is a beautiful piece for violin and orchestra from his opera "Gerusalemme liberata ossia Armida al campo de' franchi".

Festival Strings Lucerne
Daniel Dodds, violin, conductor

Daniel Dodds
The violinist Daniel Dodds, who was born in 1971 to Australian-Chinese parents in Adelaide, left his home in Australia at the age of 17 to continue studying violin with Gunars Larsens at the University of Music in Lucerne. After graduating with distinction, other significant influences included master classes with Rudolf Baumgartner, Franco Gulli, Nathan Milstein, and Thomas Zehetmair. In 2000 Daniel Dodds was engaged as principal concertmaster by the Festival Strings Lucerne, and since 2012 he has served as Artistic Director of the ensemble, with which he performs all around the world. He is additionally active as a freelance soloist and has most recently performed with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Australian World Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008 Claudio Abbado appointed Dodds to the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, where he has remained a member every summer since. In this context he has also appeared as a chamber musician. He collaborates as guest concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Among his partners in the field of chamber music are Dimitri and Vovka Ashkenazy, Kolja Blacher, Wolfram Christ, James Galway, Jens Peter Maintz, Herbert Schuch, and Martin Stadtfeld. His repertoire spans from Bach to contemporary composers and includes crossover projects involving jazz, tango, and music of the Far East. In 2012 he released his solo CD Time Transcending, which presents works by composers from Bach to Berio. Dodds, who teaches violin and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik – Luzern, plays the Stradivari “ex Hämmerle – ex Baumgartner” from 1717.

Since 2000 Daniel Dodds has been an annual guest at LUCERNE FESTIVAL with the Festival Strings Lucerne.

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