This collection of all of Mozart’s violin concerti are performed in excellent style, sparkle, and humor. All of them were composed before the age of 19!
Mozart was not even 15 years old when he began composing violin concertos that would serve as a backdrop at Salzburg receptions. An insatiable drive for independence would however lead the young Konzertmeister to overtly challenge musical forms, innovate with genres, humour and frivolity, all of which can be heard in this delightful first collaboration between Isabelle Faust and the musicians of Il Giardino Armonico.
BBC Music Magazine wrote:
<This is> remarkably smooth and sweet toned playing … the ‘Turkish’ episode…is splendidly done, its snarling crescendos well-handled by Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico, and the percussive bow-slapping…
Let’s listen now to Isabelle Faust and admire how she plays the violin concerto number 3 by Mozart with the Mozarteum Prchestra: