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Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Divertimento, Etc / Vlach


Release Date: 10/30/2001 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 3565   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Josef Vlach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart's indefatigable Eine kleine Nachtmusik springs with a winning freshness from the Czech Chamber Orchestra's strings. Josef Vlach leads with a minimum of fuss, seemingly content to let his players move along under their own impetus, something this music practically invites. On the other hand, Vlach is a definite controlling presence in Tchaikovsky's Serenade, as he lovingly sculpts the music in beautifully shaped phrases, taking pains to include tasteful touches of rubato that increase the emotional pull of the composer's irresistible melodies (especially in the sweet yet somber slow movement). Mozart's less famous but scarcely less accomplished Divertimento in D returns us to the breezy lightness of the program's opening, and Vlach Read more and his players prove this to be a most enjoyable work indeed (listen to their shimmering energy in the Vivaldian first movement). The warmly resonant early-1960s recordings betray their age only in the slight tape hiss noticeable throughout. But that should not matter to those who desire an hour of relaxing musical bliss, which this disc surely provides.

--Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Josef Vlach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
2. Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Josef Vlach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
3. Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Josef Vlach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1964 

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