Marianne Thorsen & Trondheimsolistene : Mozart: Violin Concertos


44.1kHz-192kHz/24-bit, FLAC; DSD64; 2L 2L-038-MQA2016 (supplied by

Available in various formats, with sample tracks at, this Mozart album has featured as a reference in more than one HFN hardware review, and was this year remastered in conjunction with Bob Stuart using MQA technology. It is certainly a fine production with stable balances, an intimate scale, realistic string timbres and just a hint of decay as movements end. The performances are well prepared and certainly enjoyable, although Thorsen’s cadenzas are rather too long for all tastes (ie, mine!). However she does suggest music improvised, as would have been the case in the 18th century. And I liked the ‘Turkish’ effects in the accompaniment of K219 (iii). But there are more distinguished recordings around: most notably Vilde Frang in K219, etc [Warner Classics]. CB

Sound Quality: 80%

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Our release was provided at 44.1kHz/24-bit, but this recording is also on sale as 96kHz/192kHz FLAC files with WAV at 352.8kHz and DSD64. The latter will not resolve more than at 44.1kHz, but the 352.8kHz file will prove interesting! PM