Mozart: The Prussian Quartets

Mozart: The Prussian Quartets

by Emerson String Quartet

CD

Overview

For its debut album on Sony Classical, Mozart: The Prussian Quartets, the Emerson String Quartet has selected Mozart’s last three string quartets, the “Prussian” quartets. Having recorded Mozart’s Haydn Quartets as well as the flute quartets, the Emerson have long desired to add more Mozart to their repertoire. This new album sees them recording Mozart quartets for the first time in 20 years.

The Emerson Quartet says: “In playing Mozart, we always strive for elegance, beauty and style. In the purely melodic passages, we try to imitate the human voice, ranging from the most intimate pianissimo to a full sonority when appropriate. Mozart has played an important role in our concert repertoire, and we felt that it was time to add more of this wonderful and challenging music to our discography.” From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
Label: Sony Classics
UPC: 0886979359826
catalogNumber: 793598

Tracks

  1. String Quartet No. 21 in D major ("Prussian 1"), K. 575

    1. 1. Allegretto  (07:45)
    2. 2. Andante  (04:30)
    3. 3. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio  (05:28)
    4. 4. Allegretto  (06:17)
  2. String Quartet No. 22 in B flat major ("Prussian 2"), K. 589

    1. 1. Allegro  (06:37)
    2. 2. Larghetto  (06:27)
    3. 3. Menuetto. Moderato - Trio  (06:18)
    4. 4. Allegro assai  (04:00)
  3. String Quartet No. 23 in F major ("Prussian 3"), K. 590

    1. 1. Allegro moderato  (08:59)
    2. 2. Andante  (07:27)
    3. 3. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio  (04:06)
    4. 4. Allegro  (07:01)

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