Mozart & Haydn: Concertos

Arcangelo & Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello), Alfredo Bernadini (Oboe), Peter Whelan (Bassoon)

Mozart’s sublime Oboe Concerto and Bassoon Concerto (he wrote only one of each) are conjured into thrilling life by Arcangelo under the direction of Jonathan Cohen. In the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante—written at the very zenith of the composer’s artistic popularity—four soloists combine with the orchestra in a spiral of theatrical competition.

Featured works

  • Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-Flat Major, Op. 84, Hob. I /105
  • Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major K314 K271k
  • Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat major K191

Press & Praise


“Here [Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante] is enterprisingly coupled with two of Mozart’s earlier woodwind concertos on a recording that’s a bit of a winner … you sense the fun they have with the music while never playing fast and loose with the basic pulse. A joy from start to finish … comprehensive notes by Richard Wigmore of this parish provide further gloss on one of the loveliest recent discs of this repertoire.”


“[A] spirited and affectionate performance heard here from the lithe violin of Ilya Gringolts, the sometimes-stratospheric cello playing of Nicolas Altstaedt, the bucolic oboe of Alfredo Bernardini and the mischievous bassoon of Peter Whelan, with the resplendent ensemble Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen.


“Cohen’s lively incorporation of authentic performance practices hits just the right tone, and the soloists throughout are exceptional.”

Album Details

  • Released June 2015
  • Hyperion Records | CDA68090
  • Recorded February 2012, November 2013, April 2014


  • Ilya Gringolts (Violin)
  • Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
  • Alfredo Bernadini (Oboe)
  • Peter Whelan (Bassoon)
  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen (Direction)

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