L. Mozart and Starzer orchestral works
The Mozart family humour is not famous for its subtlety, and I should not be surprised if quite a lot of readers shared my straightness of face at the whoops and the hurdy-gurdy in the Peasant Wedding or the cracking whips, the baying hounds and the whinnying horses in the
The content of the LP from which this material comes has been augmented by the Starzer dances for this CD. Starzer was a Viennese ballet composer; the pieces here are modest in scale, but are gracefully written, with some happy touches of line and orchestration. The instruments used are described as authentic, but it is fairly clear that what seemed dubiously authentic in 1976 is certain to seem more dubious and less authentic now.'