Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Divertimenti / Orpheus CO


Release Date: 11/27/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419192   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  
ArkivCD  $16.99
Special Order



This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eine kleine Nachtmusik is beautifully played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, who bring to it both a silky sound and an exceptionally alert style. In the E flat Divertimento, the wind players distinguish themselves as clearly as their string colleagues do in the Nachtmusik.

The principal factor of the disc is of course the Eine kleine Nachtmusik Serenade, a favourite in no danger of oblivion. But it is not always quite so beautifully played as it is here by the American Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, who bring to it both a silky sound and an exceptionally alert style.

Another factor is the inclusion, along with the Nachtmusik, of a group of other serenades and divertimentos of Mozart; in particular these
Read more include some which, agreeably, offer a degree of instrumental contrast, adding a few wind players to the basic orchestra of strings.

The E flat Divertimento turns out to be one of those enchanting ones for six wind only: two each of oboes, horns, and bassoons. In this the wind players of the Orpheus orchestra distinguish themselves as clearly as their string colleagues did in the Nachtmusik. The following D major Divertimento — a very early work of Mozart's, though you could not reasonably guess this from the quality of the music — adds to the strings of the orchestra, flute, oboe, bassoon and an unusual complement (for Mozart) of no less than four horns, written for somewhat exact exactingly (that is, exacting on the hand-horn). The process produces richer chords than the orchestral horns normally offered until more than half-a-century later.

-- Gramophone [12/1986]
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, 4 Horns and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns no 12 in E flat major, K 252 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great April 16, 2013 By Harriet B. (Lafayette, IN) See All My Reviews "If you like Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Divertimenti you will love this CD. It is nice and smooth." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In