Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

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Wiener Klassik: The Unusual Instrumentation

Wiener Klassik: The Unusual Instrumentation

Mozart and Beethoven: Quintets for Piano and Winds


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452


Die Freitags Akademie

The premiere of Mozart’s Quintet for piano and winds must of been a shock and at the same time a delight for the audience of the 18th century. The immense richness of colors and sounds were entirely unusual. Mozart had been searching for new challenges and was rewarded. After the premier on April 1st, 1784 Mozart wrote to his father: "... had a very great success ... I myself consider it to be the best work I have ever written in my life." Mozart celebrated one of the greatest triumphs of his career. The near-orchestral rich sonorities, the masterful harmony, the continuing and vigorous dialogue of the oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon with the piano was heard for the first time. Only thirteen years later Beethoven started to work with this unusual instrumentation and tonal colors. His quintet for piano and winds was also premiered in Vienna on April 6, 1797. Beethoven created with the minimal instrumentation a fascinating sound art of simple things, a composition which was prophetic of his later symphonic works. Under the group name “Die Freitagsakademie“ Katharina Suske has gathered some of the finest international artists: Edoardo Torbianelli (fortepiano),

Katharina Suske (oboe), Pierre-André Taillard (clarinet), Lyndon Watts (bassoon) and Olivier Darbellay (horn). These five musicians, each with their own unique character, blend together and reciprocally influence each other to create a single flowing sound body and impresses with their entirely new, dynamic interpretation.

“These performances by the Swiss period-instrument ensemble Die Freitagsakademie are so full of character and incident that one can almost overlook the disc’s short playing time…[this recording] offers musical riches to rival the very best, and should delight even those listeners who normally shy away from period instruments” Gramophone Magazine, November 2016

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Mozart: Idomeneo Excerpts, Piano Concerto No. 23 and Piano & Wind Quintet

Mozart: Idomeneo Excerpts, Piano Concerto No. 23 and Piano & Wind Quintet


Mozart:

Idomeneo, K366: Overture

Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Michael Houstoun (piano)

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Michael Houstoun (piano)


Exciting live Michael Houstoun/Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performances coupled with an exquisite rarity, the Mozart quintet for Piano and Winds. This CD programme celebrating the music of Mozart brings Michael Houstoun and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra together under the baton of the acclaimed conductor, Roy Goodman.

Michael Houstoun’s international success includes performing and studying under Rudolf Serkin. Roy Goodman has impeccable credentials which include being the founder of the Brandenburg Consort, The Parley of Instruments and the principal conductor of the Hanover Band. Although perhaps the pinnacle of his career must be as a chorister with the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, performing as the ‘high C’ soloist in Allegri’s Miserere, recorded by Decca in 1963!

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Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 & Quintet K452

Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 & Quintet K452


Mozart:

Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Colin Horsley (piano)

Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble


“self-recommending. Boyd Neel once said that Dennis was the finest Mozart player on any instrument.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Vienna Octet play Mozart, Beethoven & M. Haydn

Vienna Octet play Mozart, Beethoven & M. Haydn


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Walter Panhofer (piano)

Haydn, M:

Divertimento in G major

Mozart:

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

rec. 1963

Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)

Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt-Trio"

Alfred Boskovsky (clarinet)

Cassation in B flat major, K. 99

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Walter Panhofer (piano)


Recording location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, October 1956 (KV 498, 452), June 1957 (Beethoven), September 1962 (M. Haydn), October 1963 (KV 581), October 1964 (KV 99)

This recording forms part of a series of 10 reissues celebrating the glorious Decca recordings from the 1950s-1970s of the Wiener Oktett (Vienna Octet), made up of key principals from the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Five titles were released in September and the remaining five are released this month.

Receiving their first international release on CD are the Mozart Clarinet Trio, his Cassation (written when the composer was a mere thirteen!), and the piano-and-wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven. The ‘soloists’ within the chamber ensemble – if, as such, one might identify them – are one of the Vienna Octet’s founders, Alfred Boskovsky, and the Octet’s ‘house’ pianist, Walter Panhofer. The mellow writing for the clarinet in both the Mozart Quintets was inspired by the playing of Anton Stadler. This anthology is also unique in that it affords us the only recording on which Willi Boskovsky played the viola – in the ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio. Concluding this anthology is the delightful G major Divertimento by Michael Haydn (Joseph’s younger brother). Found in the British Museum and edited by the Vienna Octet’s bassist, it was often used by the group as a concert opener.

“Boskovsky's warm-toned clarinet is a joy in Mozart's Quintet” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 ****

“the music is entirely winning” Gramophone Magazine (Mozart Cassation)

“the performance of these Vienna players is superlative” Gramophone Magazine (Mozart Quintet)

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The Artistry of Dennis Brain

The Artistry of Dennis Brain


Beethoven:

Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17

with Denis Matthews (piano)

Dittersdorf:

Partita in D major: 4th movement - Minuet and Trio

ed. Haas

London Baroque Ensemble, Karl Haas

Dukas:

Villanelle

with Gerald Moore (piano)

Haydn:

Symphony No. 31 in D major ‘Horn Signal': Allegro

with Neill Sanders, Edmund Chapman, Alfred Cursue (horns) & Gareth Morris (flute)

Orchestra, Jack Westrup

Mozart:

Divertimento No. 16 In E Flat Major K289 For 2 Oboes, 2 Horns & 2 Bassoons

Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

with Colin Horsley

Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble

Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K417

Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Susskind

Mozart, L:

Concerto for hosepipe & strings (third movement)

Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, Norman Del Mar

Schumann:

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

with Gerald Moore (piano)


The cheapest, most attractively presented and most comprehensive single disc (78 minutes) of Dennis Brain in today’s market.

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Dittersdorf, Dukas and an excerpt from the Hoffnung Music Festival, 1956.

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‘He was innately musical in a way which defies description or analysis. He shaped phrases with an instinctive rightness that seemed inevitable. Technical problems did not exist for him. He had tamed the most notoriously intractable of all instruments to be his obedient servant and raised it again to sing the song the sirens sang.’ Walter Legge

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Quintets for Piano and Winds

Quintets for Piano and Winds


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452


Michel Dalberto

Ottetto Italiano

Arts - 476062

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Mozart & Beethoven: Quintets for Winds & Piano

Mozart & Beethoven: Quintets for Winds & Piano


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' - Andante

(arr. B Schober for piano and wind quintet)


Margarita Höhenrieder (piano)

Bläsersolisten der Dresden Staatskapelle

Hänssler - HAEN98055

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Mozart & Stadler: Clarinet & Basset Horn Chamber Music

Mozart & Stadler: Clarinet & Basset Horn Chamber Music


Mozart:

Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt-Trio"

Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet), Enrico Groppo (viola), Chiara Nicora (fortepiano)

Esquisse d'un allegro, K484e

Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet)

Adagio in F major, K410

Stefano Furini (basset-horn), Vittorio Cacioppo (basset-horn), Luigi Magistrelli (basset-horn)

Hier soll ich dich denn sehen (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Stefano Furini (basset-horn), Vittorio Cacioppo (basset-horn), Luigi Magistrelli (basset-horn)

Adagio in F Major, KAhn. 94

Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet), Chiara Nicora (fortepiano)

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet)

Italian Classical Consort

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581: Allegro (excerpts)

Luigi Magistrelli (clarinet)

Arion String Quartet

Stadler, A:

Trios for Basset-Horns (excerpts)

Stefano Furini (basset-horn), Vittorio Cacioppo (basset-horn), Luigi Magistrelli (basset-horn)


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Mozart: Chamber Music

Mozart: Chamber Music


Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

András Schiff (piano), Heinz Holliger (oboe), Elmar Schmid (clarinet), Radovan Vlatkovic (bassoon) & Klaus Thunemann (horn)

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478

André Previn (piano)

Musikverein Quartet

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493

André Previn (piano)

Musikverein Quartet


The Piano Quartets are like heavenly twins, alike on the outside but very different in tone. The G minor, like all Mozart’s works in that key, is intense, introspective and even tragic in places. The E flat is extrovert, bracing, brilliant and straightforwardly pleasurable. The present performances feature what, at first glance, is a strange match between a pianist who made his name in Hollywood and members of a quartet drawn from the archetypal central European orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic. But there was always more to André Previn than his connection with the movies implied. Born in Berlin in 1929, he already had studies in his home city and Paris behind him when he emigrated to America with his family in 1939; and it was as a brilliant prodigy that he went to Hollywood in his late teens. His work in films gave him an all-round grounding in practical musicianship and he was always a sought-after pianist in both jazz and classical circles.

The quintet in E flat, KV 452, could hardly be more different from the piano quartets. For one thing, it involves Mozart’s four favourite wind instruments, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon – he affected not to like the flute, although he wrote well enough for it. And even though a piano is involved, Mozart’s instincts for the qualities of individual instruments tell him that he has to let the winds express their idiosyncratic characters, sometimes keeping the piano out of their way. All four winds have their distinctive solos and, where possible, Mozart combines them in differing combinations against the piano. It can be a difficult work to balance but the problem is triumphantly surmounted in this recording, made in the Mozartsaal of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, where the Busch, Konzerthaus and Alban Berg Quartets used to hold sway. The sessions were overseen by the legendary Decca producer Christopher Raeburn, a Mozartian to his fingertips. The great Hungarian pianist András Schiff (born 1953) was joined by four illustrious wind soloists: Swiss oboist and composer Heinz Holliger (born 1939); his compatriot clarinettist Elmar Schmid (born 1947); Croatian horn player Radovan Vlatkovic (born 1962); and German bassoonist Klaus Thünemann (born 1937).

“Schiff and colleagues play the enchanting K452 Quintet, and André Previn impresses in the Quartets, shaping phrases with a velvet touch that tells even in the recessed piano image.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 ****

“On the surface (and only on the surface) these performances are similar to the slick, cool readings recorded by George Szell and members of the Budapest Quartet. André Previn may not yet be in Szell's league as a conductor, but here he proves himself an equally stylish and considerably more sensitive pianist. Previn's tone is purer and more finely controlled, and he is a much more intelligent ensemble player, knowing (as Szell seemed not to) how to blend with his colleagues and step out of the spotlight when the music so demands. […] These are exemplary readings, and the string players acquit themselves admirably […] Rich, close sound and flawless surfaces contribute to making this a most welcome release” Fanfare, December 1982 (Piano Quartets)

“The wind players are excellent and blend well, while the overall ensemble displays a fine unity. The balance places the piano more backwardly than usual, but no detail of Schiff’s playing is lost.” Gramophone Magazine, April 1995 (Quintet)

“I have nothing but praise for the Decca recording and the way it achieves a just and highly satisfactory balance between the piano and the strings” Gramophone Magazine, March 1982 (Piano Quartets)

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Mozart & Beethoven: Piano Quintets

Mozart & Beethoven: Piano Quintets


Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452


Sandor Falvai (piano)

Hungarian Wind Quartet

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