Sinfonia in G major (Eisen G8)
Berchtesgadener Musik ‘Kindersinfonie’ (‘Toy Symphony’)
Sinfonia in D major (Eisen D15)
Sinfonia in A major (Eisen A1)
Sinfonia in G major ‘Neue Lambacher Sinfonie’
Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Kevin Mallon
Leopold Mozart’s reputation has suffered more than that of most of his professional contemporaries, due in no small measure to the fame of his peerless son and to much spiteful and ill-informed criticism over the past 200 years.
Yet he was an acute and sardonic observer of men and morals, a superlative critic and teacher and, as this recording shows, a fine composer whose works circulated well beyond the confines of Salzburg and made the name Mozart famous before it became immortal.
This disc includes the perennially popular ‘Toy Symphony’.
“There isn't a dull bar anywhere, and this is just as true of the performances by Kevin Mallon and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra. Tempos are lively, the string section phrases with excellent rhythm, and the wind players are top-notch.”