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  Mozart: Haffner Serenade - Nikolic
  Mozart: Serenade No. 7 in D K.250 "Haffner", March in D K.249

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Gordan Nikolic (conductor)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by JJ January 24, 2009 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Mozart’s “Haffner” Serenade is the fruit of a commission by a rich Salzburg merchant. “The work was written for the wedding of the daughter of Siegmund Haffner, a merchant who was also Salzburg’s mayor on July 22, 1776”, states Franz Steiger in the booklet accompanying the recording. “The orchestra’s size reflects Mozart’s unmatched superiority, but also to some degree the financial power of his client. Oboes, flutes, bassoons, horns, trumpets and solo violins were used in abundance. With this work,” he adds, “Mozart obviously wanted to show his audience just what compositional skills he was capable of after various tentatives in the obviously easy domain of light music.” Leading the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the violinist Gordan Nikolic once again demonstrates communicative vitality. Everything here breathes as it should, based on an exaltation of energy contained by the most sublime musical discourse. Nikolic soars over these scores with wings of force and poetry. Mozart at his best in a great musical moment.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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