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Mozart: Flute Quartets / Friend, Brodsky Quartet


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10932  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Members of the Brodsky Quartet meet the internationally famous flautist Lisa Friend in an album of key works of the flute repertoire: Mozart's flute quartets. Highly praised for previous recordings, her own compositions, solo recitals in Europe, the US, and Asia, as well as appearances with prestigious orchestras, Lisa Friend devotes her very first recording on Chandos to witty, colorful interpretations or Mozart. The flute quartets of Mozart are central to the classical flute repertoire - and deservedly so: the composer's characteristic charm, wit, beauty, and elegance are in evidence throughout. These works convincingly embody Mozart's desire to compose music that engages trained musicians, while also entrancing lay listeners without Read more their necessarily knowing, precisely why.

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REVIEW:

This album succeeds on two levels, which is more than you can say for most: it is an unfailingly sprightly hour of music, and it puts in the listener's hands an unusual corner of Mozart's output.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 1 in D major, K 285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
2.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K 285a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
3.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 4 in A major, K 298 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 3 in C major, K Anh. 171 (285b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1782; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Andante in C, KV 315 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lisa Friend (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brodsky String Quartet

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