Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Andante for flute & orchestra in C major, K. 315 (K. 285e)

    Description by Brian Robins

    In the fall of 1777 Mozart left Salzburg in the company of his mother. Traveling via Munich and Augsburg, they arrived in Mannheim at the end of October. At the time Mannheim was the home of arguably the finest orchestra in Europe, boasting among an elite corps of wind players such names as the famous flautist Johann-Baptiste Wendling. It appears to have been Wendling who gained for Mozart the commission to compose three flute concertos and four flute quartets on behalf a Dutch amateur, Ferdinand Dejean. Despite his professed dislike of the instrument, Mozart responded enthusiastically to the commission in a letter to his father, doubtless partially in an attempt to deflect paternal criticism of the length of his stay in Mannheim. In the event, only one wholly new concerto was completed, the other Mozart supplied to Dejean (K314 in D) being an arrangement of an oboe concerto he had written for the Mannheim oboist Giuseppe Ferlendis. The Andante in C has been dated from much the same period as the concertos, and may have been designed as either an alternative central movement for the Flute Concerto in G, K413, or possibly as a slow movement for the third concerto Mozart failed to write for Dejean.

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    2016 ZYX / ZYX Music K 110162
    2015 Decca / DG Deutsche Grammophon
    2015 Bergen Digital 7045
    2015 Erato 0825646190423
    2014 Sonoma / Sonoma Entertainment SGC2 0895
    2014 SLG Records
    2012 Gramola GLA 98956
    2012 Intergroove 001
    2012 Newton Classics 88021522
    2012 Decca
    2012 Sony Classical 88725463962
    2011 Brilliant Classics 94097
    2011 Genuin 11196
    2011 X5 Music Group 112
    2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt KuK 88
    2011 ZYX MUS 810912
    2010 ZYX CLA 101072
    2010 Time/Life Music 26087
    2010 Sonoma 124
    2010 Sonoma 177
    2010 Sonoma SGC 20143
    2010 Oehms Classics 747
    2010 Profil - Edition Günter Hänssler / Profil/G Haenssler 9020
    2010 Decca
    2010 Documents / Membran 232752
    2010 Denon Records
    2010 X5 Music Group 21187
    2010 ZYX / ZYX Music 68
    2009 Berlin Classics 0149412
    2009 Danacord 335
    2009 Decca 478 145-0
    2009 Decca
    2009 OUR Recordings 8226905
    2009 Denon Records
    2009 Caro Mitis 32004
    2009 Denon Records
    2009 ZYX / ZYX Music 10093
    2008 Madacy 54107
    2008 Brilliant 93162
    2008 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4237852
    2008 BIS 1539
    2008 Premiers Horizons 070127
    2008 L'Oiseau-Lyre 4780021
    2008 Virgin
    2008 Hungaroton 32560
    2008 Berlin Classics 0184452BC
    2008 X5 Music Group 14315
    2008 Philips 4646602
    2008 Madacy Entertainment 53890
    2008 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2008 Sony BMG 352132
    2007 Cembal d'amour 127
    2007 Classic Mania 93320
    2007 Berlin Classics 0012622BC
    2007 Warner Music / Warner Strategic Marketing 514426320
    2007 Virgin 65469
    2007 Brilliant Classics 93290
    2007 Stradivarius 33761
    2007 Novalis 150732/2
    2007 Denon Records 17663
    2006 Style Records 76035
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    2006 Pergola Recordings 1033
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    2005 Brilliant 92540
    2004 DG Deutsche Grammophon 4762352
    2004 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) / Brentwood Records 400338
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    2004 High Definition Classics 045
    2004 Camerata Records 28029
    2004 Brilliant 92388
    2004 Radiance 2 / SLG Records 17417
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    2003 Resonance CDRSN3004
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    2003 K&K Verlagsanstalt 930643
    2003 Capriccio Records 71003
    2002 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 40180
    2002 DG Deutsche Grammophon 469 362-2GTR3
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    2001 CBC Records 5078
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    2001 Lifestyles 315022
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    2000 Gall (formerly Gallo) 1015
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    1999 Erato 3984 27000-2
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    1998 RCA 7432137731
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    1998 Sony Music Distribution 60381
    1997 BX 99402
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    1997 Point Classics 265050
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    1997 Spring Hill Music 6502
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    1997 Vanguard 54
    1996 Novalis 150131
    1996 Naxos 504005
    1996 Par Excellence/St. Clair 24272
    1995 Gallo 368
    1995 Vox 8779
    1994 RCA 68024
    1994 BIS 368
    1994 Philips 442 299-2PM2
    1994 Naxos 8550741
    1994 BIS 100
    1994 Rca Red Seal 17011
    1993 Hyperion 44011
    1993 Erato 45832
    1993 RCA 61914
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    1992 Sony Classical Essential Classics 48032
    1992 Denon Records 7803
    1992 Sony Music Distribution 48200
    1991 DG Deutsche Grammophon 431 665-2GX3
    1991 Philips 422509
    1990 RCA 6723
    1990 DG Deutsche Grammophon 427677
    1990 Hyperion 66393
    1989 Sony Music Distribution 44919
    1988 CBS Records / Sony Classical 34559
    1988 Decca 417 622-2OH
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    Naxos
    Pilz 160343
    Excelsior Recordings 31081
    High Definition Classics 066
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    Adda 244262
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    Sarx 2018
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    Amado Classics 01010
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