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Mozart: Quartets no 16 & 17 / Quartetto Italiano


Release Date: 05/13/2010 
Label:  Philips Musica Da Camera Catalog #: 422832   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franco RossiPiero FarulliElisa PegreffiPaolo Borciani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is clear that the members of Quartetto Italiano do not just play together but think together.

Admittedly the Quartetto Italiano are probably not the most idiomatic of Mozartians; listen for example to the 'other-worldly' timbre of the opening unison phrase of K428—but their thoughtful, well-formed, meticulously played readings give a lot a pleasure. In K428 the quiet concentration and intensity in the marvellous chromatic Andante is to be treasured; in K458 I admired specially the playing of the Minuet, so firm and sustained as to make the most of its strange rhythmic structure—and the contrasting light touch in the Trio is a delight too. Ensemble is good, intonation impeccable; it is clear that this group do not
Read more just play together but think together. The recording is clear and well balanced and faithfully reproduces the natural, unglossy sound of these players. Recommendable at any price.

-- Stanley Sadie, Gramophone [4/1983]
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings no 16 in E flat major, K 428 (421b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Piero Farulli (Viola), Elisa Pegreffi (Violin),
Paolo Borciani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1966 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 28 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Quartet for Strings no 17 in B flat major, K 458 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Franco Rossi (Cello), Piero Farulli (Viola), Elisa Pegreffi (Violin),
Paolo Borciani (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1966 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 27 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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