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Willi Boskovsky

Mozart Ballet Music (CD)

Concertos, symphonies, operas … sonatas, serenades and divertimenti. But Mozart and Ballet Music? Truly a rarity! Much of the music on this disc formed the tenth and last LP in Decca’s complete Dances and Marches series with the Wiener Mozart Ensemble under Willi Boskovsky for which he chose younger players, some of whom had not yet graduated to the Vienna Philharmonic. The leader was Friedrich Staar, a member of the Weller Quartet, but Boskovsky occasionally appropriated a solo – he plays the comical cadenza in A Musical Joke. The original recording consisted of Les Petits Riens and Idomeneo music and is here filled out with the Rondo, KV 371 and A Musical Joke. Both, the Idomeneo ballet music and march, and the little Rondo appear on CD for the first time.

Les Petits Riens, KV 299b (K. Anh. 10)
Idomeneo: Ballet Music, KV 367
Idomeneo: March, KV 366 (KV 206)
Rondo in E flat major for horn and orchestra, KV 371
Roland Berger, horn

Ein musikalischer Spass (A Musical Joke), KV 522

Wiener Mozart Ensemble
Willi Boskovsky