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Mozart, M. Haydn, J.C. Bach: Quartets / Baccini, Nuovo Quartetto Italiano

Baccini / Simoncini / Comuzzi / Stevanto
Release Date: 05/15/2012 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3179   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMichael HaydnJohann Christian Bach
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alessandro Baccini is the featured Oboe and English Horn soloist in an enjoyable album of music by Mozart, his teacher J.C. Bach and Franz Joseph Haydn's brother, Michael Haydn. Of interest, in addition to Mozart's Oboe Quartet K. 370 is Mozart's Adagio for English Horn and Strings in C major, (K. Anh. 94) which is a movement sketch from 1789 and very likely intended for a larger work as well as likely not intended for the English horn. Nevertheless, the piece sounds unusal and expressive in this setting. Michael Haydn's Divertimento features the Oboe, Viola and Double Bass resulting in a particularly rich, amber-toned combination, especially highlighted within the basically melodious, classical style. The Flute Quartet No. 6 Op. 8 by Read more Johann Christian Bach reveals once again the polished craftsmanship of this most classical of the Bach sons. Baccini is accompanied by the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.

- Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
2. Adagio for English Horn and Strings in C major, K Anh. 94 (580a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini (English Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
3. Divertimento for Oboe, Viola and Double Bass in C major, P 98 by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1772; Austria 
4. Quartets (6) for Flute and Strings, Op. 8: no 6 in B flat major by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Alessandro Baccini (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1772 

Sound Samples

Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370: I. Allegro
Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370: II. Adagio
Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370: III. Rondeau
Adagio in C major, K. 580a
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): I. Allegro
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): II. Menuet
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): III. Aria - Adagio
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): IV. Menuet
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): V. Andante - Theme and Variations
Divertimento in C major, P. 98 (version for oboe, viola and double bass): VI. Presto
Quartet in B flat major, Op. 8, No. 6, W. B56: I. Allegro
Quartet in B flat major, Op. 8, No. 6, W. B56: II. Rondo: Tempo di minuetto

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