Mozart and Maldere

The Basset instruments of the late 18th century, whether called clarinets or horns, were particularly delicious in tone, giving not only extra notes to the clarinet range but a rich and mellow tone that modern generations do not quite match…

Mozart

These days it has become quite unusual to hear Mozart’s small orchestra works played by a Philharmonic band rather than a specialist chamber or period orchestra. Big name conductors tend to shy away from them too, perhaps conscious of the potential damage to their reputations if they appear heavy-handed. So for the LPO and Jurowski to release these recordings now is a very much more courageous move than it would have been fifty years ago…