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A Conversation With Reinhard Goebel & Mirijam Contzen: New Mozart Violin Concertos recording

A Conversation With Reinhard Goebel & Mirijam Contzen: New Mozart Violin Concertos recording

In Leopold Mozart’s old house (now a museum) in the Bavarian city of Augsburg a piano tuner is hard at work tuning one of the working exhibits - a venerable clavichord. Enter Reinhard Goebel and Mirijam Contzen whose new Oehms Classics recording of the Six Mozart Violin Concertos with the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie is sure to stimulate lively debate and maybe even raise eyebrow or two in the coming months. For one thing there are six not five concertos and that is something that Goebel, after exhaustive detective work, is now confidant should be the accepted norm. In this exclusive audio podcast with Edward Seckerson he outlines precisely why he now believes that the Concerto KV 271a is genuine Mozart despite the New Mozart Edition’s continued insistence upon annexing it. It’s a fascinating and convincing case he makes and Mirijam Contzen is on hand to offer the player’s perspective.

Goebel is a colourful and forceful personality and that has been reflected over the years in his gr

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