Just to be clear about what you get in this excellent 2-CD album - it contains all four original String Quintets (with two violas) written at the end of Mozart's career. What you don't get, is either the early Divertimento for String Quintet, and the String Quintet, K.406, which is simply Mozart's 1787 arrangement of the 1782/3 Wind Serenade in C minor, K388.
The two CDs are very well filled, however, as the Salomons play all four absolutely complete, with all the marked repeats. Sets of these wonderful works on original instruments are surprisingly few and far between: luckily the Salomons are so good, with sweet playing from the marvellous Simon Standage and musical phrasing which unfailingly pays attention to the score and the internal voicing at every point. This is not showy playing, but my goodness it catches the spirit wonderfully well.
It would be bliss to have a recording from (an augmented) Mosaïque Quartet, but while we're dreaming of that, this lovely set from the Salomons will do very nicely, for anyone who puts musicality above gleaming, metallic technique. Excellent value for a quality product, beautifully recorded.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 14.2 x 12.57 x 0.97 cm; 108.86 g
- メーカー : Hyperion UK
- EAN : 0003457112005, 0034571120058
- 製造元リファレンス : CDAD22005
- SPARSコード : DDD
- レーベル : Hyperion UK
- ASIN : B000002ZEB
- ディスク枚数 : 2
Quintette à cordes Nos. 3 à 6 / Quatuor Salomon - Whistler, 2éme alto
Mrs T. Brown
A most enlightened and enjoyable performance.2020年8月22日に英国でレビュー済み
If you desire this repertoire played upon authentic instruments, then you couldn't do better than this set played by Simon Whistler and the Salomon Quartet. With minimal vibrato and tactful phrasing, they come up with some pretty remarkable renditions. It's a great pity that the other string quintets by Mozart haven't been recorded by these fabulous artists. Hyperion's digital sound-reproduction is finely balanced both spatially and tonally. A most interesting and enjoyable release.