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Auryn Series: Mozart / Imai, Auryn Quartet


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Tacet   Catalog #: 223  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The String Quartet offers countless possibilities of interplay between the different instruments. If you add a fifth person to the mix, in this case the viola player, Nobuko Imai, with the Auryn Quartet, then it not only gives the whole sound a comparatively orchestral quality but also considerably increases the methods at the composer's disposal. These are just two reasons why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's combination of 2 violins, 2 violas and a cello have become so well-loved. The opulent and tragic KV 406 in C minor together with the pure, idealistic KV 515 in C major forms the first standalone album, the famous, sorrowful KV 516 in G minor with the early, exuberant and dramatic KV 174 the second album and the chirruping, mischievous KV 614 Read more in E flat major with the mature and worldly-wise KV 593 in D major the third. In as far as these characterisations say anything at all about the music, it is only about the opening of each piece. Each movement is distinct and different. Every quintet tells its own great story. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 2 in C minor, K 406 (516b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quintet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello no 3 in C major, K 515 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auryn String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 

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