Naïve is particularly proud to release the first recording from the orchestra recently founded by conductor Mathieu Herzog: Ensemble Appassionato.
A favourite composer for the orchestra, who other than Mozart to bear witness to the recording debut from this ensemble? An ensemble born under the most auspi-cious circumstances, full of members from France's major string quartets.
The last three symphonies, a triptych as monumental as it is mysterious - we know almost nothing about the circumstances surrounding their composition - are prob-ably the works that best symbolise the projects thus far of Mathieu Herzog and the Ensemble Appassionato. Their fresh vision, modern and chamber-like, plus a multitude of eclectic repertoire. A vision galvanised by the desire to share music with everyone.
Listening to this recording nourished with as much passion and ambition as respect and humility, a more human and personi-fied Mozart appears before us, more lumi-nous than ever. Clear timbres, instrumen-tal cohesion, balance, well-rounded char-acters, full-bodied tempi ... Mathieu Her-zog demonstrates here a vision and an inherent know-how, placing him immedi-ately in the pantheon of great conductors.
symphony no.39 in e flat major k543
1 Adagio, Allegro 9'52
2 Andante con moto 8'24
3 Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio 3'05
4 Finale. Allegro 5'37
symphony no.40 in g minor k550
5 Molto allegro 8'03
6 Andante 7'58
7 Menuetto. Allegretto 3'25
8 Allegro assai 6'24
symphony no.41 in c major 'jupiter' k551
1 Allegro vivace 9'45
2 Andante cantabile 12'04
3 Menuetto. Allegretto 3'21
4 Finale. Molto allegro 7'31