Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anderson, Rick, Notes
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Two Mozart Masterpieces in Contemporary Transcription: Gran Partita; String Quintet in G Minor. Malcolm Bilson; Zvi Meniker; Abigail Graham; Monica Toth; Laszlo More; Csilla Valyi. Hungaroton HCD 32414, 2006.
This disc presents two rather radical rearrangements of popular works by Mozart--his Serenade in B-flat Major known as the "Gran Partita" (K. 361) and his String Quintet in G Minor (K. 516). Both arrangements date from shortly after Mozart's death. The first, an arrangement of the "Gran Partita" serenade for oboe, violin, viola, cello, and keyboard, is by Christoph Freidrich Gottlieb Schwencke (1767-1822); the second is a four-hand piano setting of the string quintet, and is by Carl David Stegmann (1751-1826). Schwencke's quintet arrangement of the serenade, written after the original was introduced to him by clarinetist Anton Stadler in 1792, is a masterpiece of orchestration, achieving a surprisingly rich and musically faithful …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Contributors: Anderson, Rick - Author. Journal title: Notes. Volume: 63. Issue: 4 Publication date: June 2007. Page number: 925. © 2009 Music Library Association, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.