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Mozart: Divertimento, K 563 / Alea Ensemble

Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Mvc   Catalog #: 002008  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alea Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mozart himself held the Divertimento K. 563 in great esteem and performed it personally on several occasions. One of these performances took place at a private concert he gave at the Hotel de Pologne in Dresden on 13 April 1789, while on his way to Berlin. This is a work of profound meaning and intrinsic musical worth; indeed, it was written only a few weeks after the last symphonies, and it must be ranked next to the best quartets and quintets of the last period. "The entire work is not only one of his most mature chamber works, but constitutes an unsurpassed achievement of its genre" (Herman Abert). Just as in the field of baroque music, music from the classical period is now being recorded more often on "original Read more instruments". The less romanticized sound does not only render the "classicism" in the pieces' structures clear; here, it also superbly brings out the elegance of Mozart's melodic writing. The ALEA Ensemble is a chamber music group that was founded in Graz in 1988. The group primarily focuses on contemporary music, but ventures into historical performance practice as well. Read less

Works on This Recording

Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in E flat major, K 563 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alea Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Exotic and Beautiful August 11, 2017 By David Walker (Melbourne, Victoria) See All My Reviews "This is a unique piece of chamber music by Mozart that deserves more attention. The composer demonstrates what can be achieved with a string trio. This recording is well produced and the performance is excellent. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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