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A dance in the summer house by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CKD320
Recording details: June 2008
Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: January 2009
Total duration: 2 minutes 54 seconds

'The Divertimento K251 may not have any moments that quite match the second Andante from K203, with its murmuring accompaniment on muted second violins and its ecstatic oboe melody, but its tunes are generally catchier. One of its movements is a courtly minuet which is played again between each of the following variations; to ring the changes on such a repetitive scheme Alexander Janiczek and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra imaginatively introduce drum-like pizzicatos and solo string passages. It's all undemanding but enjoyable stuff, and played here with unfailing musicality' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

'The SCO plays on its regular impressive form, with equal satisfaction coming from the strings and winds—the oboe in particular shines in the Rondeau of K251, but flutes, bassoon and the brass also make the most of their chances. Duncan Druce's note contains valuable material well presented, and the recording is of high standard, impressively balanced and attractively resonant. As usual with Linn, the product has been carefully planned, and looks as good as it sounds' (International Record Review) » More

'Fernab jeder Routine fordert Janiczek dem Orchester, das in jedem Takt auf seine Erfahrungen mit Mackerras zurückgreift, seine ganze Spielkultur ab. Das sind technisch bestens eingefangene Interpretationen, die Spaß machen und zudem einigen Repertoirewert (Colloredo Serenade) besitzen. Nur zu empfehlen!' (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)

March in D major, K237
composer
August 1774; written to accompany the Serenade in D major, K203

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