MOZART Concerto for Flute and Harp / Abbado 4779329

In addition to their creative programming, the conductor and soloists on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, flute and harp also deserve praise for vibrant, sparkling, and never ponderous performances reflecting both a genuine collaborative spirit and the Parisian aesthetic behind the music's composition.

With soloists from his own Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado here demonstrates formidably their virtuosity and sensitivity . . . [Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra]: The interweaving of soloists is a delight . . . They are well balanced against the orchestra, so that the glorious melody in the slow movement comes out ravishingly . . . The springing of the trotting theme in the finale rounds the performance off perfectly . . . [Sinfonia concertante]: it has many delights in such a performance as this . . . The finale is totally delicious . . . [Orchestra Mozart]: their crisp precision of ensemble speaks for itself.

. . . [Sinfonia concertante]: Das Musikerquartett . . . bietet ein "amaible jeu d'esprit" -- eine konzertierende Filigrankunst, die für helles Entzücken sorgt . . . [Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra]: ein charmantes Dialogisieren der Instrumente, das Jacques Zoon und Letizia Belmondo mit Gusto zelebrieren.

. . . [das Orchestra Mozart] musiziert in fabelhafter Gelöstheit, mit viel Spielfreude . . .