WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Mozart: Flute Quartets, Oboe Quartet, Etc / Nash Ensemble


Release Date: 05/05/1998 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61448   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[T]he members of the Nash Ensemble (with their flutist Philippa Davies) [are] a group of musicians with a flexible membership that has been playing together for some years. Thus they instinctively know what to expect from their colleagues and provide true unanimity of performance. ...I do find myself preferring the Nash Ensemble's readings with their greater flexibility of tempo... The Virgin Classics recording is good to the point of being a demonstration disc to show how a group like this should sound.

-- John Bauman, FANFARE [7/1990]
reviewing K 285, 285a, 285b and 298, previously released as Virgin 90740
[T]he members of the Nash Ensemble (with their flutist Philippa Davies) [are] a group of musicians with a flexible membership that has been playing together for some years. Thus they instinctively know what to expect from their colleagues and provide true unanimity of performance. ...I do find myself preferring the Nash Ensemble's readings with their greater flexibility of tempo... The Virgin Classics recording is good to the point of being a demonstration disc to show how a group like this should sound.

-- John Bauman, FANFARE [7/1990]
reviewing K 285, 285a, 285b and 298, previously released as Virgin 90740 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 1 in D major, K 285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
2.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K 285a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
3.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 4 in A major, K 298 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major, K 370 (368b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
5.
Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas and Cello in E flat major, K 407 (386c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E flat major, K 498 "Kegelstatt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 3 in C major, K Anh. 171 (285b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1782; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Adagio and Rondo for Glass Harmonica, Flute, Oboe, Viola and Cello in C minor, K 617 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major K498, 'Kegelstatt': I. Andante
Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major K498, 'Kegelstatt': II. Menuetto
Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano in E flat major K498, 'Kegelstatt': III. Rondo : Allegretto
Adagio & Rondo for flute, oboe, viola, cello & piano in C minor K.617: Adagio - Allegretto
Oboe Quartet in F K370/368b: I. Allegro
Oboe Quartet in F K370/368b: II. Adagio
Oboe Quartet in F K370/368b: III. Rondeau (Allegro)
Horn Quintet in E flat K407/K386c: I. Allegro
Horn Quintet in E flat K407/K386c: II. Andante
Horn Quintet in E flat K407/K386c: III. Allegro
Flute Quartet No. 3 in C major K285b: I. Allegro
Flute Quartet No. 3 in C major K285b: II. Andantino con variazioni
Flute Quartet No. 2 in G major KV285a: I. Andante
Flute Quartet No. 2 in G major KV285a: II. Tempo di Menuetto
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major K285: I. Allegro
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major K285: II. Adagio
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major K285: III. Rondo
Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major K298: I. Andante
Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major K298: II. Menuetto
Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major K298: III. Rondieaux: Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, pero non troppo adagio.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN - TRY IT FREE!
Listen to all your favorite classical music for only $20/month.
Sign up for your monthly subscription service and get unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital catalog of classical music in the world - new releases. bestsellers, advanced releases and more.
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In