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Mozart: Quintets / Imai, Auryn Quartet


Release Date: 05/19/2017 
Label:  Tacet   Catalog #: 224  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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The string quartet offers countless possibilities of interplay between the different instruments. If you add a fifth person to the mix, in this case the viola player, Nobuko Imai, with the Auryn Quartet, then it not only gives the whole sound a comparatively orchestral quality but also considerably increases the methods at the composer's disposal. These are just two reasons why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, and a cello have become so well-loved. In this release many ingenious, refined and playful themes, the whole inexhaustible richness of Mozart's ideas are realized even more clearly. The string quartet offers countless possibilities of interplay between the different instruments. If you add a fifth person to the mix, in this case the viola player, Nobuko Imai, with the Auryn Quartet, then it not only gives the whole sound a comparatively orchestral quality but also considerably increases the methods at the composer's disposal. These are just two reasons why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's combination of 2 violins, 2 violas, and a cello have become so well-loved. In this release many ingenious, refined and playful themes, the whole inexhaustible richness of Mozart's ideas are realized even more clearly. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 4 in G minor, K 516 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 1 in B flat major, K 174 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 

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