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Mozart: Flute Quartets / Pahud, Poppen, Schlichtig, Queyras


Release Date: 10/05/1999 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 56829   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph PoppenEmmanuel PahudHariolf SchlichtigJean-Guihen Queyras
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart's flute concertos are a paragon of elegance. Certainly as performed on this remarkable recording, they convey a sense of royalty and a lighter-than-air sensibility, unrooted in any worldly concern.
In the hands of flautist Emmanuel Pahud, these pieces take flight. His technique and emotional performance are perfectly matched to the composer's style. The four quartets cover a lot of ground, from the lighthearted Quartet in D to the more sober Quartet in G. Also, Quartet No. 4 in A is one of Mozart's musical jokes, a parody of his contemporaries' compositions. Working its way through a conventional theme, variations, and a brief minuet, it builds to an ending that evokes laughter. With their skill, grace, and humor, Pahud and
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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:  Christoph Poppen (Violin), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola),
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K 285a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola), Christoph Poppen (Violin),
Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 4 in A major, K 298 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Christoph Poppen (Violin), Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola),
Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 3 in C major, K Anh. 171 (285b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute),
Christoph Poppen (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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