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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, etc / ASMF Chamber Ensemble


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412269   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eine kleine Nachtmusik hardly needs yet another recording, any more than does the early three-movement 'Divertimento' (the title is not Mozart's own and is patently inappropriate), K136; but it is comparatively rarely that we hear either work played by single strings, in which form they sound best, and equally rarely that we hear them played with such finesse as they are here by the chamber ensemble of the ASMF. Joined by two intrepid horn players, these expert string players give an equally polished account of Ein musikalischer Spass ("A musical joke"), Mozart's dig at inept composers and sloppy performers: almost too polished, in fact, for the 'joke' to ring quite true.

-- Gramophone [5/1985]
Eine kleine Nachtmusik hardly needs yet another recording, any more than does the early three-movement 'Divertimento' (the title is not Mozart's own and is patently inappropriate), K136; but it is comparatively rarely that we hear either work played by single strings, in which form they sound best, and equally rarely that we hear them played with such finesse as they are here by the chamber ensemble of the ASMF. Joined by two intrepid horn players, these expert string players give an equally polished account of Ein musikalischer Spass ("A musical joke"), Mozart's dig at inept composers and sloppy performers: almost too polished, in fact, for the 'joke' to ring quite true.

-- Gramophone [5/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Eine musikalischer Spass, K 522 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

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