The distinctive colors of wind instruments can be heard in almost every line in the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From 1781 until his death in 1791, Mozart wrote the equivalent of five concertos for horn — four practically complete concertos, and some fragments; the works in this sequence track his evolving style.
Canadian horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais performs the four complete concertos for horn edited by musicologist Robert D. Levin. Joining Mr. Marsolais are Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Mathieu Lussier.
The Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 that concludes this album was Mozart’s first concerto for a wind instrument. Conductor Mathieu Lussier, also a well-known bassoonist, performs this concerto.