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Brilliant uplifting performances of Mozart's four great concertos. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 18 November 2013.
This latest album on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's own OAE RELEASED label features their Principal Horn Roger Montgomery as soloist in Mozart’s Horn Concertos, conducted by OAE Leader Margaret Faultless.
Written for Mozart’s friend, horn player Joseph Leitgeb, these compositions shine with a palpable sense of affection, perhaps most notably in the unforgettable hunting call of the fourth horn concerto, featuring playful dialogue between orchestra and horn.
Montgomery plays the notoriously difficult valveless horn with extreme dexterity and skill, revealing a wide range of tones. The orchestra provides tight and sparkling accompaniment.