Mozart’s Mannheim: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Golz

May 24, 2023, 9:00 am

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Mozart’s Mannheim has been carefully curated to give 21st-century listeners an idea of the sound world experienced by Mozart when he visited Mannheim in the late 1770s. The southern German city’s legendary court orchestra made it a go-to destination for 18th-century cultural pilgrims and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra has painted a musical portrait of Mannheim for its debut Deutsche Grammophon album. The recording presents a variety of orchestral and chamber pieces by Christian Cannabich, Christian Danner, Ignaz Holzbauer, Carlo Giuseppe Toeschi, and Georg Joseph Vogler – including four world-premiere recordings – as well as two key works composed by Mozart while he was in the city.