«Mozart: Chamber Music – The Last String Quartets»
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K516,
String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K515,
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493,
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414,
String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K590 'Prussian No. 3',
String Quartet No. 22 in B flat major, K589 'Prussian No. 2',
String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K575 'Prussian No. 1',
String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K499 'Hoffmeister',
String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K464 'Drum',
String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K458 'The Hunt',
String Quartet No. 16 in E flat, K428,
String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K421,
String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K387 'Spring'.
Alfred Brendel (Piano), Thomas Kakuska (Viola).
Alban Berg Quartett.
The Alban Berg Quartett is at the centre of this Mozart collection – quartets, quintets and a chamber version of the piano concerto K 414. The pleasures that await the listener are evoked by Gramophone magazine: “The K 515 and K 516 Quintets are a real treat; the first movement of the G minor has an unusual urgency, and the lovely, balanced phrasing emphasises the singing, melodic nature of the music. The disc of concert performances with Brendel is another high point… In the K 414 Concerto… the quartet’s accompaniments are exceptionally refined and intimate… Brendel is in particularly sprightly form in the finale.”