Mozart – Serenade in D K185

https://www.discogs.com/Wolfgang-Amadeus-MozartAcademy-Of-Ancient-Music-Jaap-Schröder-Christopher-Hogwood-Serenade-In-D-K18/release/3973512

I do not like Mozart. I think his music sounds like the epitome of boredom. His operas are ok, but that is about it. Please, do not bore me more. Having said that, this performance in my view is perfect. Hogwood and Schröder make Mozart sound like he is flying. He is light footed and charming, but keeps a depth that is difficult to find in Mozart performances.

This is another recording in the historically informed performance style. Christopher Hogwood originally founded the Early Music Consort with David Munrow in 1967. Six years later he founded the Academy of Ancient Music, on this record. I have both ensembles in my collection, and have always regarded his work superb. Hogwood can be found on Spotify, but I couldn’t find this particular record. Do try some of his recordings however.

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