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Sarah Willis|Mozart y Mambo: La Bella Cubana

Mozart y Mambo: La Bella Cubana

Sarah Willis, Havana Lyceum Orchestra and José Antonio Méndez Padrón

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This is the third and final release in a series of recordings made by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Sarah Willis in Havana, Cuba, mostly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All the albums have, as the title suggests, fused Mozart with Cuban music, and the graphics are festooned with images of Willis riding in some of the classic 1950s American cars that have been preserved in Havana's rust-free environment (here, a 1955 Buick Roadmaster, perhaps). As before, Willis is backed by the Havana Lyceum Orchestra under conductor José Antonio Méndez Padrón, a youthful group with contagious enthusiasm, and in the Cuban jazz pieces by her own Sarahbanda. All the albums are worthwhile, but this one may be the choice for those wanting to acquire one; the Mozartian and Cuban elements are the most effectively fused here. The three Mozart horn concertos are distributed across the three albums, and here, the finale is matched inventively to a jazz treatment of the same material in Rondo alla Rumba, with the repeated notes of the concerto's solo part forming the basis for the improvisation. Willis is an adept jazz player, and one senses that the project brought out her talents in this area. She is joined on the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major, K. 297b (a disputed work but probably authentic to some degree), by three of her Berlin Philharmonic colleagues. A rousing treatment of the old song Guantanamera ends the trilogy in a rousing mood of celebration. The other releases in the series have sold well, and there is no reason to think that this one will not.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major, K.495 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
I. Allegro maestoso
00:08:47

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

2
II. Romance. Andante cantabile
00:04:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

3
III. Rondo. Allegro vivace
00:03:46

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

4
Rondo alla Rumba
00:04:24

Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - The Sarahbanda, Ensemble, MainArtist - Edgar Olivero, Composer - Outhere Music France, MusicPublisher

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Sinfonia concertante in E-Flat Major, K.297b (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

5
I. Allegro
00:13:36

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Jonathan Kelly, Soloist, MainArtist - Stefan Schweigert, Soloist, MainArtist - Wenzel Fuchs, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

6
II. Adagio
00:08:34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Jonathan Kelly, Soloist, MainArtist - Stefan Schweigert, Soloist, MainArtist - Wenzel Fuchs, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

7
III. Andante con variazioni
00:09:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Jonathan Kelly, Soloist, MainArtist - Stefan Schweigert, Soloist, MainArtist - Wenzel Fuchs, Soloist, MainArtist - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

8
La Bella Cubana (Arr. for Solo Winds and Orchestra by Jorge Aragón)
00:05:13

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Jonathan Kelly, Soloist, MainArtist - Stefan Schweigert, Soloist, MainArtist - Wenzel Fuchs, Soloist, MainArtist - Jorge Aragón, Arranger - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist - José White Lafitte, Composer

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

9
Guantanamera (Arr. for Horn, Trumpet and Orchestra by Jorge Aragón)
00:08:34

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Joseito Fernández, Composer - Sarah Willis, Soloist, MainArtist - Jose Marti, Lyricist - Jorge Aragón, Arranger - Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - José Antonio Méndez Padrón, Conductor, MainArtist - Harold Madrigal Frias, Soloist, MainArtist - The Sarahbanda, Ensemble, MainArtist

2023 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2023 Sarah Willis & Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Album review

This is the third and final release in a series of recordings made by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Sarah Willis in Havana, Cuba, mostly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All the albums have, as the title suggests, fused Mozart with Cuban music, and the graphics are festooned with images of Willis riding in some of the classic 1950s American cars that have been preserved in Havana's rust-free environment (here, a 1955 Buick Roadmaster, perhaps). As before, Willis is backed by the Havana Lyceum Orchestra under conductor José Antonio Méndez Padrón, a youthful group with contagious enthusiasm, and in the Cuban jazz pieces by her own Sarahbanda. All the albums are worthwhile, but this one may be the choice for those wanting to acquire one; the Mozartian and Cuban elements are the most effectively fused here. The three Mozart horn concertos are distributed across the three albums, and here, the finale is matched inventively to a jazz treatment of the same material in Rondo alla Rumba, with the repeated notes of the concerto's solo part forming the basis for the improvisation. Willis is an adept jazz player, and one senses that the project brought out her talents in this area. She is joined on the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major, K. 297b (a disputed work but probably authentic to some degree), by three of her Berlin Philharmonic colleagues. A rousing treatment of the old song Guantanamera ends the trilogy in a rousing mood of celebration. The other releases in the series have sold well, and there is no reason to think that this one will not.
© James Manheim /TiVo

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