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Mozart - Dissonances / Quatuor Ebene


Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 70922   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
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 Ebčne
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 Ebčne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Divertimento for String Quartet in F major, K 138 (125c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 

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