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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Etc / Sundkvist, Swedish Co


Release Date: 01/17/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557023   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"There is always room for another Eine Kleine Nachtmusik when it is as well played as this. The small ensemble- the Swedish Chamber Orchestra- is atmospherically placed a fair distance from the microphones, but the recording makes clear how resilient the string playing is. I have one or two quibbles about Peter Sundkvist’s direction (a rather slow second theme in the first movement, a very fast finale) but most people will take these in their stride. What is undeniably good is the performance of the Serenata Notturna, the one with the timpani backing two string groups. The final item, the F major Divertimento, needs only six players, but if you do not mind the larger body of musicians. It, too, is nicely performed." --Review by Read more Daily Mail August 2006

"One of Mozart’s best-known works is also one of his most mysterious. We have no idea why, or for whose entertainment, the 31-year-old wrote the Serenade in G major, K 525, popularly known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, shortly after the death of his father in the summer of 1787 (the same year as Don Giovanni). This sprightly rendering by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Petter Sundkvist, coupled with the earlier Serenata Notturna (1776) and the Divertimento in F major, Londron Night Music No 1 (1787), is the pick of this month’s budget-price Mozart CDs." -- Anthony Holden, The Observer, 22/01/06
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Works on This Recording

1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2. Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3. Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 10 in F major, K 247 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 36 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": I. Allegro
Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": II. Romance: Allegro
Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": IV. Rondo: Allegro
Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239, "Serenata Notturna": I. Marcia: Maestoso
Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239, "Serenata Notturna": II. Menuetto
Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239, "Serenata Notturna": III. Rondo: Allegretto – Adagio – Allegro
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": I. Allegro
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": II. Andante grazioso
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": III. Menuetto
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": IV. Adagio
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": V. Menuetto
Divertimento No. 10 in F major, K. 247, "Lodron Night Music No. 1": VI. Andante – Allegro assai

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