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Mozart: Night Music

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
>Attwood, Thomas : Menuet and Trio in C major (with W.A. Mozart
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major "A Musical Joke", K 522
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Notes & Reviews:

This staple of the harmonia mundi catalog is now available as a budget-priced CD and catalog combo pack. The full-color 2011 catalog contains information about all available titles, both physical and digital. On their first recording together, Andrew Manze and The English Concert explored the range of Mozart’s night-music, from the deceptive innocence of Eine kleine Nachtmusik to the playfulness of Ein musikalischer Spaß.

"I don't know of any [performances] that can match these for freshness, exhilaration and sheer fun." Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine, September 2003

"It is quite an achievement to make a performance of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik gripping and revelatory, but in his first recording as director of the English Concert, Andrew Manze manages it." The Guardian

Sunday Times
The range covered here is immense: at one extreme, A Musical Joke, Mozart's (to us) surprisingly heavy-handed satire on bad composing; at the other, the harmonically audacious adagio he wrote to preface an earlier two-piano fugue. ..The Adagio and Fugue, played with splendid bite under Andrew Manze, is the highlight.

BBC Music Magazine, Richard Wigmore
I don't know of any [performances] that can match these for freshness, exhilaration and sheer fun.

The Guardian
It is quite an achievement to make a performance of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik gripping and revelatory, but in his first recording as director of the English Concert, Andrew Manze manages it.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K 546
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Attwood, Thomas : Menuet and Trio in C major (with W.A. Mozart :: aka K. 485a)
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 17th Century

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Serenade no 6 in D major, K 239 "Serenata notturna"
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Divertimento for 2 horns & strings in F major "A Musical Joke", K 522
  • Conductor: Andrew Manze
  • Notes: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London, England (02/28/2003-03/02/2003)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787