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Mozart: Quintet For Piano And Winds, Sonata For 2 Pianos / Ashkenazy, Frager, Solti


Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4757054   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazySir Georg SoltiMalcolm Frager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind OrchestraMelos Ensemble London Members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"virile, deftly synchronized music making." - ClassicsToday.com reviewing the Sonata for Two Pianos

"Sensitive, beautifully phrased, and alert. Where sometimes the Mozart, in particular, does seem a difficult piece always to find the right tempo for, here as good a shot at perhaps an unattainable ideal is made as it is at all reasonable to expect. The balance between the wind, too, is very expertly managed." - Gramophone reviewing the Piano Quintet
"virile, deftly synchronized music making." - ClassicsToday.com reviewing the Sonata for Two Pianos

"Sensitive, beautifully phrased, and alert. Where sometimes the Mozart, in particular, does seem a difficult piece always to find the right tempo for, here as good a shot at perhaps an unattainable ideal is made as it is at all reasonable to expect. The balance between the wind, too, is very expertly managed." - Gramophone reviewing the Piano Quintet
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Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
2. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sir Georg Solti (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London Members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3. Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Frager (Piano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon in E flat, K. 452: 1. Largo - Allegro moderato
Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon in E flat, K. 452: 2. Larghetto
Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon in E flat, K. 452: 3. Allegretto
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478: 1. Allegro
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478: 2. Andante
Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478: 3. Rondo (Allegro moderato)
Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 1. Allegro con spirito
Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 2. Andante
Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 3. Allegro molto

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