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Rubinstein Collection Vol 75 - Mozart: Piano Quartets, Rondo K 511


Release Date: 07/10/2001 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63075   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John DalleyMichael TreeRoger SoyerArtur Rubinstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in April 1971, but evidently not released until 1978, these performances sound as fresh and spontaneous as ever. If the pianist plays Mozart in a somewhat Chopinesque fashion and the string players sound Dvo?áksy if not downright Brahmsische, the effect is nevertheless charming. First and foremost these performances are spirited, poised, elegant, and ideally musical. I enjoyed the RCA LP for years, and now, surface noise departed and dynamics solidifed, I enjoy the CD even more.

My first recording of these Mozartean masterpieces was a monophonie London LP featuring Clifford Curzon and members of the Amadeus Quartet, which is now available on a music-packed mid-priced London CD. Among recent, “all-digital“ CD
Read more releases I have especially enjoyed the Denon recording with Jacques Rouvier and the Mozart String Trio, and the Beaux Arts Trio with violisi Bruno Giuranna on Philips. There are “authentic-instruments“ performances on Deutsche Grammophon, Saydisc, and Smithsonian Collections; they may all be outstanding, but I can only recommend the DG, with Malcolm Bilson and colleagues, from personal knowledge.

But excellent as many other recordings certainly are, the Rubinstein-Guarneri collaboration is excellent in a very special way, and therefore most enthusiastically recommended, especially to fans of the performers.

-- Robert McColley, FANFARE [5/1991]
reviewing the quartets, previously reissued as RCA 60406 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Dalley (Violin), Michael Tree (Viola), Roger Soyer (Cello),
Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, K 493 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Dalley (Violin), Michael Tree (Viola), Roger Soyer (Cello),
Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
3.
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959 

Sound Samples

Allegro
Andante
Rondo: Allegro moderato
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegretto
Rondo, K. 511 in A Minor

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