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Mozart - Dissonances / Quatuor Ebene


Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 70922   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebène
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Ebène Quartet's fourth Virgin Classics release brings works that lie close to the origins of string-quartet writing – Mozart's so-called "Haydn Quartets?. “It's such amazing music, so rich and filled with such subtlety; completely unpretentious, yet of such genius,” says the Ebène?s first violin, Pierre Colombet.

After their multi-award-winning Virgin Classics debut with a CD of Debussy, Ravel and Fauré, a program of Brahms, and the pop-jazz collection "Fictions?, the members of the Ebène Quartet turn to works that lie close to the very origins of string-quartet writing – Mozart?s so-called „Haydn Quartets?.

Composed in 1785, the set of six quartets was dedicated by
Read more Mozart to his friend and mentor Haydn, the acknowledged "father? of the string quartet. The most famous of the set is the quartet in C major, KV 465, the "Dissonance?. It opens with a mysterious introduction, with layered harmonies creating the dissonance that gives the quartet its distinctive nickname. It is coupled with the quartet in D minor, KV 421 (another of the "Haydn" Quartets) and the Divertimento in F major KV 138, written when Mozart was a teenager.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 19 in C major, K 465 "Dissonance" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebène
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebène
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Divertimento for String Quartet in F major, K 138 (125c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebène
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No.15 in D Minor KV421: Allegro moderato
String Quartet No.15 in D Minor KV421: Andante
String Quartet No.15 in D Minor KV421: Menuetto & Trio
String Quartet No.15 in D Minor KV421: Allegretto ma non troppo
Divertimento in F Major KV 138: I. Allegro
Divertimento in F Major KV 138: II. Andante
Divertimento in F Major KV 138: III. Presto
String Quartet No.19 in C Major KV465 'Dissonance': I. Adagio - Allegro
String Quartet No.19 in C Major KV465 'Dissonance': II. Andante cantabile
String Quartet No.19 in C Major KV465 'Dissonance': III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
String Quartet No.19 in C Major KV465 'Dissonance': IV. Allegro molto

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