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Mozart by Arrangement, Vol. 2 / Chamber Soloists of Austin - Kraber

> Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K. 594 (arr. M. Munclinger) - Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K. 594 (arr. M. Munclinger)
> Fantasy in F minor, K. 608 (arr. M. Munclinger) - Fantasy in F minor, K. 608 (arr. M. Munclinger)
> Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K. 448 (arr. R. Stallman) - I. Allegro con spirito
> Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K. 448 (arr. R. Stallman) - II. Andante
> Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K. 448 (arr. R. Stallman) - III. Allegro molto
> String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 (arr. K. Kraber) - I. Allegro vivace assai
> String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 (arr. K. Kraber) - II. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
> String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 (arr. K. Kraber) - III. Andante cantabile
> String Quartet No. 14 in G major, K. 387 (arr. K. Kraber) - IV. Molto allegro

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 594
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 608
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This disc contains transcriptions for woodwinds and piano of some of Mozart's best chamber music. The two late works for mechanical organ closely capture what Mozart must have imagined, while the Sonata for Two Pianos transcribed for two flutes and piano, brings out a virtuosic display. The G major string quartet was transcribed at the suggestion of Jean-Pierre Rampal, who premiered it with his former student, Karl Kraber. Kraber is joined on this CD by flutist Marianne Gedigian, clarinetist Stephen Girko, principal, bassoon player Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and pianist Gregory Allen. The Chamber Soloists of Austin have performed a concert series in Austin, Texas, for twenty-five years, and The Washington Post wrote about them, "If the connection between chamber music and Texas is perhaps not automatic, these strong players... make a fine case for a thriving musical scene there...an exceptional program."

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Mozart's two late works for mechanical organ are also heard here and sound entirely natural. The Adagio and Allegro K 594 opens the program. Some of the attacks are not together, and in a piece such as this that can be conspicuous. The writing is heavenly, however, and the arrangement works. The Fantasia in F minor, K 608, also sounds superb. The clarinetist excels at hiding in the sound of the bassoon. You'd have to really pay attention to distinguish the two; they become one instrument.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas at Austin (2004-09-15&2004-09-20_2004-).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 594
  • Notes: Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas at Austin (2004-09-15&2004-09-20_2004-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 608
  • Notes: Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas at Austin (2004-09-15&2004-09-20_2004-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a)
  • Performers: Gregory Allen (Piano); Marianne Gedigian (Flute); Karl Kraber (Flute)
  • Notes: Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas at Austin (2004-09-15&2004-09-20_2004-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1781

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"
  • Notes: Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas at Austin (2004-09-15&2004-09-20_2004-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1782