Mozart - String Quartets
save £1.88 (15%)
special offer ending 29/09/2019
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Cat No: AVI8553318
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 23rd October 2015
WorksString Quartet no.9 in A major, K169
String Quartet no.18 in A major, K464 'Drum'
String Quartet no.22 in B flat major, K589 'Prussian'
Every string quartet dreams of having its own Mozart cycle. For its 10th anniversary in 2016, the Armida Quartet plans to perform all 23 works in public. The composer was part of each one of their lives long before the ensemble was formed. Playing in orchestras, in chamber music and in solo recitals, the Armida Quartet’s future members had already got to know and love Mozart.
In their complete Mozart series, the quartet will not be presenting the string quartets in chronological order. Instead, in each recital, they will place Mozart, the young Wunderkind, alongside the mature composer - the carefree creator alongside the brooding master.
“We want to show how modern his thinking was for his time. Many people have a fixed image of Mozart in their minds, as a musician who painted an ideal world with beautiful melodies. But inside, he was burning, struggling, seeking”, as 2nd violinist Johanna Staemmler contends.
Thus the Armida Quartet’s first Mozart CD features a selection of three works from different creative periods.
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here