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Peasant Wedding & Toy Symphony

Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Peasant Wedding & Toy Symphony

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917226621
Catnr: CC 72266
Release date: 05 May 2017
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Challenge Classics
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0608917226621
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CC 72266
Release date
05 May 2017

"Mozart was able to improvise tremendously and continued to play, even for hours, after concerts. Challenge Records released a new edition of such works, which Ton Koopman recorded with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Tini Mathot on the keyboard about ten years ago."

Kerk & Leven, 20-12-2017
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About the album

The influence of Leopold Mozart on his son Wolfgang Amadeus
This album attempt to show how Leopold Mozart could have influenced his well-known son Wolfgang Amadeus by placing the most famous works of Leopold Mozart against the early works of Wolfgang Amadeus. These works are performed by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra led by Ton Koopman, and Tini Mathot on pianoforte.

One side note, while Die Bauernhochzeit and Cassatio ex ("toy symphony") are considered to be works by Leopold Mozart by the creators of this album, others argue the "toy symphony" must have been composed by Joseph Haydn or Edmund Angerer. There is little consensus within the musicological debate.

Leopold's compositions are characterised by the simplicity. He also often uses unusual instruments to create different timbres in his compositions. In Die Bauernhochzeit, for example, you can hear a bagpipe and musicians are instructed to clap and cheer along during the performance.

The works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on this album are his Symphony in E-flat, the Twelve Variations on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je maman’ and the fugue from his Gallimathias musicum. The latter was composed for the inaugeration of Willem V as the governor of the Dutch Republic. The Symphony in E-flat is Mozart's first symphony. This is a nicely composed miniature work, even though it is an experiment in a new genre.

Vrolijke, speelse klanken, doedelzakken en een ziek Kortjakje
Uit dit album zou je kunnen opmaken hoe vader Leopold Mozart zijn zoon Wolfgang Amadeus heeft beïnvloed. In deze opname zijn de bekendste werken van Leopold en de vroege werken van Wolfgang Amadeus samengevoegd. En het Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra van Ton Koopman en Tini Mathot op pianoforte, hebben er overduidelijk plezier in. Het is een vrolijk en lichtvoetig luisterfeest deze uitvoering.

Een kanttekening moet wel gemaakt worden. Hoewel er hier van uitgegaan wordt dat vader Leopold Mozart Die Bauernhochzeit en Cassatio ex (kindersymfonie) componeerde, zijn de muziekhistorici het daar niet over eens. De kindersymfonie zou ook van de hand van Joseph Haydn of Edmund Angerer kunnen zijn. Typerend voor Leopolds composities is de eenvoud. Ook zet hij vaak ongewone instrumenten in om extra klankkleur te creëren. Zoals in Die Bauernhochzeit, waarin doedelzakken spelen en musici juichen en klappen tijdens de uitvoering.

Fugue from Gallimathias musicum K 32 componeerde Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart voor de inauguratie van Willem V als stadhouder van de Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden. Als intermezzo speelt Tini Mathot stijlvol op de fortepiano Wolfgangs variaties op het Franse kinderliedje ‘Ah, vous dirai-je maman’; bij ons beter bekend als 'Altijd is Kortjakje ziek'. De Symfonie in Es groot is de eerste symfonie van de jonge Mozart. Het is een goed gemaakt miniatuurwerkje, ook al is het een experiment in een nieuw genre.

Ton Koopman: "Dit is een ongewoon album. Nog nooit heeft het Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra muziek gemaakt met een draailier (een soort gemechaniseerde viool red.), een psalterium (snaarinstrument uit de harpfamilie red.), doedelzakken en speelgoedfluiten. Het was enorm plezierig om deze opname te maken. Daar komt bij dat Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Eerste Symfonie een uitstekend werk is voor een negenjarige. Tijdgenoten van Mozart (inclusief Leopold) bereikten zelden dit niveau; het kostte de jonge Mozart zelfs een tijdje om dit te verbeteren. Ik hoop dat u geniet van deze muziek."

Diese CD möchte die Einflüsse von Leopold Mozart auf seinen genialen Sohn Wolfgang Amadeus deutlich machen, indem die beiden bekanntesten Werke des Vaters den ersten Kompositionsübungen des Sohnes gegenüber gestellt werden. Ton Koopman, sein Amsterdamer Baroque Orchestra und Tini Mathot am Fortepiano musizieren mit überschäumender Musizierlust und Freude am Detail. Inhalt: Leopold Mozart (1719 - 1787): Die Bauernhochzeit & Cassatio ex ('mit der Kindersinfonie') / Sinfonie in Es-Dur KV 16 / Zwölf Variationen in C über 'Ah, vous dirai-je maman' KV 265 & Fuge aus Gallimathias musicum KV 32.

Artist(s)

Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time...
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Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time to teaching. Ton Koopman is president of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society and, since 2019, president of the Leipzig Bach Archiv.

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality. The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare...
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Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.
The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs. In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.
Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award. Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition. Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
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Tini Mathot (fortepiano)

Tini Mathot was born in Amsterdam. She studied piano and harpsichord at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory. She enjoys a close collaboration with her husband and former teacher Ton Koopman. Together they perform many popular and lesser known works, giving recitals and performing in chamber music projects in the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Japan. Tini Mathot regularly appears as a soloist together with Ton Koopman in concertos for two (or more) harpsichords and orchestra. She has recorded double concertos of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.F. Reichardt and C. Schaffrath with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Tini Mathot is a member of the Corelli Ensemble, whose members include Reine-Marie Verhagen. The ensemble was awarded the Diapason d’Or in France for...
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Tini Mathot was born in Amsterdam. She studied piano and harpsichord at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory.
She enjoys a close collaboration with her husband and former teacher Ton Koopman. Together they perform many popular and lesser known works, giving recitals and performing in chamber music projects in the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Japan. Tini Mathot regularly appears as a soloist together with Ton Koopman in concertos for two (or more) harpsichords and orchestra. She has recorded double concertos of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.F. Reichardt and C. Schaffrath with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Tini Mathot is a member of the Corelli Ensemble, whose members include Reine-Marie Verhagen. The ensemble was awarded the Diapason d’Or in France for its recording of Haydn trios (with Andrew Manze and Jaap ter Linden), issued by Erato. The CD recording of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’, sung by the baritone Klaus Mertens with Tini Mathot playing an original Rosenberger fortepiano, was released in 2005, followed by a recording of J.S. Bach’s organ trio sonatas with Reine-Marie Verhagen (recorder) and Tini Mathot (organ and harpsichord) in 2008, both CDs issued by Challenge Classics.
In her capacity as producer for Ton Koopman’s Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir and also for other ensembles, Tini Mathot has produced numerous CDs for Erato, Teldec and Antoine Marchand/Challenge Classics, among other labels. She is the producer of the complete series of Bach cantatas by Ton Koopman and the ABO&C as well as the Opera Omnia of Dieterich Buxtehude, which Ton Koopman is currently working on. In addition to these activities Tini Mathot teaches harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
 Tini Mathot plays on a fortepiano by Mathias Müller, Vienna c. 1810 (with a range of 6 octaves FF-f4, an Empire-style case with bronze fittings and Caryatid legs), from the collection of Edwin Beunk, Enschede (NL). The instrument is typical of the Viennese building style around 1810. Mathias Müller had a reputation as an innovator with regard to instruments and was ‘Kaiserlich-Königlich priviligiert’.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School.  At 17, Mozart was engaged as...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. From 1763 he traveled with his family through all of Europe for three years and from 1769 he traveled to Italy and France with his father Leopold after which he took residence in Paris. On July 3rd, 1778, his mother passed away and after a short stay in Munich with the Weber family, his father urged him to return to Salzburg, where he was once again hired by the Bishop. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.


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Leopold Mozart

Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) is best known today as the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but was also a composer and violinist himself. Leopold was born on 14 November 1719 in Augsburg as the son of the bookbinder Johann Georg Mozart and his wife Anna Maria. His parents had planned a career as a priest for him. After the death of his father in 1737, he moved to Salzburg to study philosophy and jurisprudence at the Benedictine University. However, in 1739 he was expelled from the university for poor attendance. In 1740, Leopold began his musical career as violinist and valet to Count Johann Baptist von Thurn und Taxis. This was also the year in which his first compositions were published, six Trio...
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Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) is best known today as the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but was also a composer and violinist himself.
Leopold was born on 14 November 1719 in Augsburg as the son of the bookbinder Johann Georg Mozart and his wife Anna Maria. His parents had planned a career as a priest for him. After the death of his father in 1737, he moved to Salzburg to study philosophy and jurisprudence at the Benedictine University. However, in 1739 he was expelled from the university for poor attendance.
In 1740, Leopold began his musical career as violinist and valet to Count Johann Baptist von Thurn und Taxis. This was also the year in which his first compositions were published, six Trio Sonatas op.1, dedicated to the Count. In 1743 he was appointed fourth violinist in the musical establishment of the Archbishop of Salzburg. He was promoted to court composer in 1757 and to Vice-Kapellmeister in 1763.
In the 1760’s, Leopold stopped composing to devote himself to the promotion of his musically gifted children Maria Anna (Nannerl) and Wolfgang Amadeus. With his family he toured through Europe to give concerts and to present the children as prodigies.
Leopold Mozart has many compositions to his name, including, cantatas, masses, symphonies and divertimenti. The Musikalische Schlitternfahrt and Cassatio ex G are currently his best known pieces. Leopold's compositions are characterised by the simplicity. He also often uses unusual instruments like bells, bagpipes and cimbaloms. Since Leopold’s music is overshadowed by that of his son, it is only rarely performed.

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Press

Mozart was able to improvise tremendously and continued to play, even for hours, after concerts. Challenge Records released a new edition of such works, which Ton Koopman recorded with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Tini Mathot on the keyboard about ten years ago.
Kerk & Leven, 20-12-2017

Beautiful sound recording, musical composition perfectly matched with the Stein pianoforte from 1803, played by Tini Mathot.
Klassiek Centraal, 10-10-2017

Light, entertaining music
Kerk & Leven, 28-9-2017

The carefully prepared, firm interpretations are pleasing and fit the nice, entertaining program
Pizzicato, 04-7-2017

CD of the week: Two Mozarts by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
AVROTROS, 01-6-2017

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01.
Peasant Wedding (Die Bauernhochzeit) : Marcia Villanesca
03:01
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
02.
Peasant Wedding (Die Bauernhochzeit) : Menuet - Trio - Menuet
02:40
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Peasant Wedding (Die Bauernhochzeit) : Andante
02:27
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Peasant Wedding (Die Bauernhochzeit) : Menuet - Trio - Menuet
03:13
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Peasant Wedding (Die Bauernhochzeit) : Finale, Molto Allegro
03:08
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
06.
Fugue from Gallimathias musicum K 32
03:32
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Twelve Variations in C on the French Song ‘Ah, vous dirai-je maman’ K 265
14:23
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Tini Mathot
08.
Symphony No. 1 in E flat, K. 16: Molto Allegro
04:23
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
09.
Symphony No. 1 in E flat, K. 16: Andante
04:17
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
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Symphony No. 1 in E flat, K. 16: Presto
01:44
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
11.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Marche
01:59
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
12.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Menuetto - Trio Menuetto
01:46
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
13.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Allegro
04:17
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
14.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Menuetto - Trio Menuetto
03:38
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
15.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Allegretto
02:23
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
16.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Menuetto - Trio Menuetto
01:47
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
17.
Cassatio ex G (with the Toy Symphony): Presto
00:55
(Leopold Mozart) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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