Ensemble Marsyas & Peter Whelan - Mozart: Serenade in C Minor, K. 388 - Hi-Fi News
Bassoonist Peter Whelan formed this flexible period instrument group in 2011 to reflect his passion for neglected 18th century repertoire - not that K388 falls into this category! Here, he's added double-bass to Mozart's six winds - although not once did I hear it. As the playing time is only 22m, Linn has issued this Edinburgh parish church recording (made last June by Philip Hobbs) as a download only at a low price - albeit with no note on either the instruments used or the music itself. The horns especially are a grand sound in this wholly enjoyable account, with the variations finale a bright highlight.