Sarah Willis - Mozart y Mambo (24/96 FLAC)
Sarah Willis – Mozart y Mambo (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Sarah Willis
Orchestra: Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Conductor: Jose Antonio Mendez Padron
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Alpha
Size: 999 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
01. Concerto Movement for Horn in E-Flat Major, K. 370b

Dámaso Pérez Prado
02. Que rico el mambo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
03. Rondo in E-Flat Major, K. 371 for Horn and Orchestra

Edgar Olivero
04. Sarahnade mambo (Based on Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Horn Concerto in E-Flat Major, K. 447
05. I. Allegro
06. II. Romance-Larghetto
07. III. Allegro

Josua Davis, Yuniet Lombida Prieto
08. Rondo alla Mambo (Inspired by the Third Movement of W. A. Mozart’s Horn Concerto, K. 447)

Isolina Carrillo
09. Dos gardenias

Moisés Simons
10. El manisero

Sarah Willis, horn
Harold Madrigal Frias, trumpet
Yuniet Lombida Prieto, saxophone
Jorge Aragon, piano
Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Havana Horns
The Sarahbanda
Jose Antonio Mendez Padron, conductor

Sarah Willis is a tireless ambassador for her instrument, the French horn, which she champions around the world. A horn player with the famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001, she launched what was soon to become a famous TV programme, ‘Sarah’s Music’, for Deutsche Welle in 2014, interviewing personalities ranging from Gustavo Dudamel to Wynton Marsalis. The award-winning programme presents music with warmth and in all its diversity. Sarah’s other passion was born when she arrived in Cuba to give a horn masterclass. The music and the musicians she met there had a huge impact on her. Since then she has returned regularly and founded the Havana Horns, an ensemble of Cuban horn players who were featured in a ‘Sarah’s Music’ episode.

With ‘Mozart y Mambo’, Sarah has created an album combining the music of one of the most famous classical music composers, W. A. Mozart and traditional Cuban music.

“Mozart would have been a good Cuban”, she was told in Havana, and this is what inspired her to create this project. With the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and its exuberant conductor José Antonio Méndez Padrón, she presents works for French horn and orchestra by W. A. Mozart (the Concerto No. 3 K. 447 and the Concert Rondo K. 371) alongside a ‘Rondo alla Mambo’ (inspired by the Concerto No. 3 KV 447), a ‘Sarahnade’ Mambo, a Cuban ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, and other treats. A number of well-known local musicians take part in this recording, which also pays tribute to Cuban repertoire with two songs including ‘Dos Gardenias’, made famous by Ibrahim Ferrer and the Buena Vista Social Club.

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