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Mozart: The String Quartets / Amadeus Quartet [6-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001408002  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 6-CD set captures the Amadeus Quartet (with a 40-year career of playing together) in recordings of all of Mozart’s 23 string quartets. Additional Divertimentos are included.

" The Amadeus have nearly always been at their best in Mozart and Haydn, the execution splendidly accomplished yet without any suggestion of overt display, and, while no interpretations could possibly respond to every aspect of these profound works, it is a compliment to all concerned that quite often while listening again and again to these discs I forgot all about questions of performance and recording and thought only of the music. ...sufficient to state the obvious and say that all Mozartians can safely buy this set, assured of countless
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-- Gramophone [10/1972]
review of earlier LP reissue, DG 2720 055
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major, K 80 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Lodi, Italy 
2. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major, K 155 (134a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Bolzano, Italy 
3. Quartet for Strings no 3 in G major, K 156 (134b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Milan, Italy 
4. Quartet for Strings no 4 in C major, K 157 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1773; Milan, Italy 
5. Quartet for Strings no 5 in F major, K 158 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1773; Milan, Italy 
6. Quartet for Strings no 6 in B flat major, K 159 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
7. Quartet for Strings no 7 in E flat major, K 160 (159a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
8. Quartet for Strings no 8 in F major, K 168 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
9. Quartet for Strings no 9 in A major, K 169 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
10. Quartet for Strings no 10 in C major, K 170 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
11. Quartet for Strings no 11 in E flat major, K 171 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
12. Quartet for Strings no 12 in B flat major, K 172 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
13. Quartet for Strings no 13 in D minor, K 173 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Vienna, Austria 
14. Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
15. Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
16. Quartet for Strings no 16 in E flat major, K 428 (421b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
17. Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
18. Quartet for Strings no 18 in A major, K 464 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
19. Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
20. Quartet for Strings no 20 in D major, K 499 "Hoffmeister" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
21. Quartet for Strings no 21 in D major, K 575 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
22. Quartet for Strings no 22 in B flat major, K 589 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
23. Quartet for Strings no 23 in F major, K 590 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
24. Divertimento for String Quartet in F major, K 138 (125c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
25. Divertimento for String Quartet in B flat major, K 137 (125b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
26. Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No.1 in G, K.80: 1. Adagio
String Quartet No.1 in G, K.80: 2. Allegro
String Quartet No.1 in G, K.80: 3. Menuetto
String Quartet No.1 in G, K.80: 4. Rondo
String Quartet No.2 in D, K.155: 1. Allegro
String Quartet No.2 in D, K.155: 2. Andante
String Quartet No.2 in D, K.155: 3. Molto allegro
String Quartet No.3 in G, K.156: 1. Presto
String Quartet No.3 in G, K.156: 2. Adagio
String Quartet No.3 in G, K.156: 3. Tempo di Menuetto
String Quartet No.4 in C, K.157: 1. Allegro
String Quartet No.4 in C, K.157: 2. Andante
String Quartet No.4 in C, K.157: 3. Presto
String Quartet No.5 in F, K.158: 1. Allegro
String Quartet No.5 in F, K.158: 2. Andante un poco allegretto
String Quartet No.5 in F, K.158: 3. Tempo di Menuetto
String Quartet No.6 in B flat, K.159: 1. Andante
String Quartet No.6 in B flat, K.159: 2. Allegro
String Quartet No.6 in B flat, K.159: 3. Rondo (Allegro grazioso)
String Quartet No.9 in A, K.169: 1. Molto allegro
String Quartet No.9 in A, K.169: 2. Andante
String Quartet No.9 in A, K.169: 3. Menuetto
String Quartet No.9 in A, K.169: 4. Rondeaux (Allegro)
String Quartet No.10 in C, K.170: 1. Andante
String Quartet No.10 in C, K.170: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet No.10 in C, K.170: 3. Un poco adagio
String Quartet No.10 in C, K.170: 4. Rondeaux (Allegro)
String Quartet No.11 in E flat, K.171: 1. Adagio - Allegro assai
String Quartet No.11 in E flat, K.171: 2. Menuetto
String Quartet No.11 in E flat, K.171: 3. Andante
String Quartet No.11 in E flat, K.171: 4. Allegro assai
String Quartet No.12 in B flat, K.172: 1. Allegro spiritoso
String Quartet No.12 in B flat, K.172: 2. Adagio
String Quartet No.12 in B flat, K.172: 3. Menuetto
String Quartet No.12 in B flat, K.172: 4. Allegro assai
String Quartet No.13 in D minor, K.173: 1. (Allegro ma molto moderato)
String Quartet No.13 in D minor, K.173: 2. Andantino grazioso
String Quartet No.13 in D minor, K.173: 3. Menuetto
String Quartet No.13 in D minor, K.173: 4. (Allegro)

Customer Reviews

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 Great Interpretations July 31, 2012 By M. Bishop (Clackamas, OR) See All My Reviews "This set is impeccable in its interpretive excellence in performance presentation. The Amadeus Quartet moves from one quartet to the next with relative ease, not missing a beat in its unified presentation of the music. I can't imagine any group doing a better job in causing the notes to sing their predetermined song. You won't regret making this album your purchase choice." Report Abuse
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