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Daniel Hope turns his attention to Mozart / WCRB 'CD of the Week'

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Violinist Daniel Hope   has released some ear-catching albums, especially in the past few years. Air - A Baroque Journey, released in 2010, is a staff favorite around our office - it's varied, it's zippy, and it's full of earworms. His vivacious For Seasons​, a recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons interspersed with contemporary works and supplementary art pieces, was so popular among our staff that that we featured it both as a WCRB CD of the Week and as one of our picks for best CDs of the Week of 2017. 

 

In his newest release, Journey to Mozart, Hope brings his signature zippy, precise, and enthusiastic musicianship to core repertoire. As Hope says in the trailer for the album (which you can watch below), "it shows you what Mozart inspired, where he came from, and where he sent people to." Centered around works by Mozart both originally for violin and transcriptions, the album also explores the repertoire of Gluck, Mysliveček, Salomon, and a violin concerto by Haydn. 

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