Schubert: Trout Quintet; Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Ax, Guarneri Quartet

Release Date: 1/18/2008
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: RCA63589
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"...Recordings of a work like the Trout always have a problem due to the difficulties of balance between piano and a small string ensemble. In this instance the engineers have avoided the pitfalls and have come up with a good balance. A fresh sounding, lively performance appeals with the important piano part played tastefully by Emanuel Ax and a pleasing degree of shading and contrasts from the strings. Good ensemble playing from a highly regarded group... The String Quintet version of Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik makes a welcome second item. More normally heard in a chamber orchestra version, this minimised Mozart (an option from the time of its composition) is a refreshing change. To hear the five lines (two violin parts not a doubling) is a delight, and the 'authentic' movement of recent years must take some credit for the greater appreciation the reduction gives... [An] attractively compiled CD..." -- Harry Downey, MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer: John Dalley (Violin), David Soyer (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola), Julius Levine (Double Bass), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: John Dalley (Violin), David Soyer (Cello), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin), Michael Tree (Viola), Julius Levine (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
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