Mozart: Piano Quartets / Lewis, Leopold String Trio

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, K 493

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, K 493
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Notes & Reviews:

In celebration of their thirtieth birthday, Hyperion is re-issuing thirty landmark titles from the back catalogue at mid-price. These discs include benchmark recordings of great music performed by some of the finest artists who have worked with the label over the last thirty years. Many of the discs are Gramophone Award winners and Records of the Year and all have received the highest possible critical and public acclaim. These specially packaged releases will be available alongside their full-price counterparts until stocks are depleted.

'For freshness, insight and sheer beauty of tone and phrase, this new disc takes the palm ... it's pure joy from first to last and I urge you to add it to your shelves' (BBC Music Magazine)

'These are deeply musical performances, perceptive and satisfying, of two masterpieces' (International Record Review)

'It is in fact clear from the opening that this is a performance to reckon with, exemplified by its careful measured tempo, its poise and its subtle handling of the balance between strings and piano. A real winner, this disc; warmly recommended' (Gramophone)

'The Leopold Trio gives a crisp, clear and engaging performance' (The Strad)

'Listening to these brand new Hyperion performances by The Leopold String Trio and pianist Paul Lewis got me thinking about elegance in a new way ... There isn't a harsh note in the entire recording ... These performances have flair and panache. I can remember no recording that presents these two masterful quartets so gracefully rendered as this one by The Leopold String Trio and Lewis.' (Fanfare, USA)

'Truly excellent' (Classic FM Magazine)

'...one of the happiest musical unions of recent times - stylish, spirited and spontaneous' (Daily Telegraph)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/06/2002-12/08/2002).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478
  • Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Leopold String Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/06/2002-12/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, K 493
  • Performer: Paul Lewis (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Leopold String Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/06/2002-12/08/2002)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1786