Mozart/Jones: Violin Sonatas Fragment Completions

Christopher Glynn, Rachel Podger

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• World premiere recordings of six Sonata-Allegros and a Fantasia for violin and piano.

• Fragments composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, completed by Timothy Jones.

• First collaboration of Rachel Podger with Grammy Award-winning pianist Christopher Glynn on Channel Classics.

• Each Sonata Fragment comes with two different completions. The Fantasia with one completion.

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger and Grammy Award winning pianist Christopher Glynn have recorded an album of previously unfinished Mozart violin sonatas, completed by Professor Timothy Jones. This album of world premiere recordings features four particularly beautiful fragments for violin and piano that were left incomplete following Mozart’s untimely death. Alongside their careers as celebrated musicians, performers, and educators, all three artists hold senior teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music.

With the release of Mozart/Jones: Violin Sonatas Fragment Completions, Rachel continues her Mozart Sonatas series that began in 2004. This ninth disc concludes the highly acclaimed project, and it is Rachel’s 27th release for Channel Classics Records produced by Academy Principal, Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.

Describing the completion process, Professor Timothy Jones said:

“(…) At the heart, I wanted to see what would happen if I tried to ‘perform’ the notation in the same way that it seems Mozart did – to write very fast and in a particular hierarchical way; if I paid detailed analytical attention to the immediate stylistic context of each fragment; and, noting that Mozart never repeats himself, if I applied the principle of stylistic models, not their letter. Of course, I have no idea how Mozart might have worked these fragments into finished pieces. So an important part of the project was to undertake multiple completions of each fragment (…)”


Watch the Mini Documentary about this fascinating Mozart project. With Rachel Podger, Christoper Glynn, Timothy Jones and Jonathan Freeman-Attwood.

 

Tracklist

1.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in B-Flat Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1782c - Jones Completion 3
06:58
2.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1784b - Jones Completion 4
07:43
3.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in G Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1789f - Jones Completion 1
07:30
4.
Mozart Fragment of a Fantasia in C Minor for Piano and Violin, Fr 1782l - Jones Completion 1
09:38
5.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in B-Flat Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1782c - Jones Completion 2
07:23
6.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in A Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1784b - Jones Completion 1
07:48
7.
Mozart Fragment of a Sonata in G Major for Piano and Violin, Fr 1789f - Jones Completion 2
08:42

Total time: 00:55:42

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Horus, Merging Technologies

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Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Instruments

Fortepiano: the instrument is housed at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and loaned by the Calleva Collection.

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Original recording rate

DSD 256 (Stereo and Multichannel)

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Recording Engineer

Simon Kiln

Recording Location

St John’s Upper Norwood, London (Nov 2020)

Release Date March 25, 2021

3 reviews for Mozart/Jones: Violin Sonatas Fragment Completions

    I confess that initially I viewed this album with some trepidation, as I have always had concerns about incomplete works being “finished” by a third party, however eminent a music scholar that person might be. However, one of my favourite classical works is the realisation by Deryck Cooke of Mahler’s incomplete 10th Symphony, so I decided to give this album a go. I already own several Rachel Podger albums, so I knew her musicianship would be outstanding, as indeed it is. I am not familiar with the work of Christopher Glynn, but his playing of the Fortepiano, not usually one of my favourite instruments, was remarkable on this album.

    Being both a great fan of the music of Mozart and also an unashamed audiophile, the opportunity to acquire only my second download in DXD 32bit/352.8kHz format proved irresistible. I have not been disappointed. The sound is quite spectacular.

    As to the music, the completions by Professor Timothy Jones are astonishingly good and it is especially pleasing that in the case of two of the three works recorded he has composed two different completions.

    All things considered, this is another excellent addition to the Channel Classics catalogue and to Mozart’s discography.

    The equipment I used for my assessment comprised my Chord Hugo TT2, Chord M-Scaler and my newly acquired and delightful Dan Clark Audio Aeon 2 Noire Planar Magnetic headphones, coupled with the Dan Clark upgrade Vivo cable.

    Great excellent quality and performance. I found there is no DSD 128 or DSD 256 in the other Rachel Podger Mozart violin album albums. This is the first album that I purchased from Native DSD. I felt it is great and I will order again.

    It is amazing that just a violin and piano could result in such a full and satisfying album. I could listen to this forever. Maybe it is the great resolution. Maybe it is the arrangement. Who cares. It is just so good. To top it all off I’m not even listening with the awesome TT2 and M-Scalar as Michael is. I’m envious but those are on my list. At least I’ve got my Utopias.

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