Never before a String Quartet had four valuables instruments of the violin maker Jacobus Stainer from the 1650 century available, never before a String Quartet has sounded in such a way.
With VOL. 2 of this series the Casal Quartett moves the French and German roots of the kind in the center. Beside works of Guillemain and Telemann you can listen to one of the early Viennese quartets of Mozart and from Haydn the first masterpieces from op. 76. With this performers and these instruments the real Sound of the 18. Century will be present for the first time.
Georg Philipp Telemann: Quatrieme livre de 6 quatuors: Quartet No. 5 in G Major, TWV 43:G5 (version for string quartet)
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: Flute Quartet in B Minor, Op. 12, No. 2 (version for string quartet)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 10 in C Major, K. 170
III. Un poco adagio
IV. Rondo: Allegro
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 60 in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1, Hob.III:75
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Menuet: Presto
IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo
“the Mozart offering is a relatively early work...It is also a splendid performance of genuine depth, rich in character and instrumental colour - whether the colours are necessarily those of 1797 or whether there is just a touch of Baroque in the sonority hardly matters.”
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