Magical Mozart Tour
New Zealand String Quartet
Péter Nágy, piano
Selected movements recorded live with Péter Nágy (piano) on the Magical Mozart Tour, 2006.
"This CD celebrates Mozart's 250th year and offers highlights of the Magical Mozart Tour given by the NZSQ and pianist Péter Nágy throughout New Zealand in 2006. You will head movements from each of the set of six quartets that Mozart dedicated to Haydn, known as the "Haydn" Quartets, and from each of Mozart's great Piano Quartets. Recorded live on tour, these movements have been chosen especially to invite the listener into the genius of Mozart in all its guises. Inspired by the new way of writing for quartet that he heard in Haydn's Opus 33 Quartets, and by his weekly visits to his patron van Swieten's vast collection of Bach manuscripts, the mature Mozart is here heard at his most daring, breaking new ground with shocking dissonances, breathtaking virtuosity, masterful counterpoint, comic dialogue, profound introspective moods and infectious playfulness." - Rolf Gjelsten
Recording Producer: Wayne Laird
Engineer: Paul McGlashan
Editing and Mastering: Atoll
Quartet in Bb K.458 ("The Hunt")
i. Allegro vivace assai
Quartet in C K.465 ("Dissonance")
iii. Minuetto Allegro - Trio
iv. Allegro molto
Quartet in A K.464
ii. Minuetto - Trio
Quartet in Eb K.428
ii. Andante con moto
Quartet in D min K.421
iii. Minuetto. Allegretto - Trio
Quartet in G K.387
iv. Molto allegro
Piano Quartet in Eb K.493
Piano Quartet in G minor K.478
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