Cover Mozart: Flute Quartets

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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
04.08.2017

Label: PentaTone

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285:
  • 1Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285: I. Allegro09:25
  • 2Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285: II. Adagio02:44
  • 3Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285: III. Rondeau04:34
  • Flute Quartet in G Major, K. 285a:
  • 4Flute Quartet in G Major, K. 285a: I. Andante07:45
  • 5Flute Quartet in G Major, K. 285a: II. Tempo di menuetto03:30
  • Flute Quartet in C Major, K. Anh. 171:
  • 6Flute Quartet in C Major, K. Anh. 171: I. Allegro08:15
  • 7Flute Quartet in C Major, K. Anh. 171: II. Andantino09:42
  • Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298:
  • 8Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298: I. Andantino06:29
  • 9Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298: II. Menuetto02:09
  • 10Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298 III. Rondeau. Allegretto grazioso03:06
  • Total Runtime57:39

Info for Mozart: Flute Quartets

Graceful, refined and irresistibly charming, the Flute Quartets occupy an exquisite place in Mozart’s incomparable chamber music. This light, airy music with its vivid contrasts, delicious textures and irrepressible wit is brought to life by the soloists of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in this new release.

Mozart may have disparaged the flute as an instrument but he shows no signs of weariness in these exemplary works which positively overflow with youthful optimism. The young unemployed Mozart wrote three of the flute quartets following a commission from the Dutch amateur flautist Ferdinand Dejean in Mannheim. Around the same time he also started work on his famous Concerto for Flute and Harp.

The Flute Quartet in D K285 is a breezy affair written in concertante style which brims with attractive melodies. Its sublimely affecting slow movement was described by the biographer Alfred Einstein as “perhaps the most beautiful accompanied flute solo that has even been written”. The simple, unhurried Flute Quartet in G K285A contains a delightful interplay of instruments, while the Flute Quartet in C K285B has a charming theme and variations with a spirited finale. The playful Flute Quartet in A K298 is a later work perhaps written for a group of friends; it contains borrowings from other composers artfully woven into the engaging and witty score. The result is, of course, utterly winning.

Ulf-Dieter Schaaff is the principal flautist with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, a position he combines with a career as a soloist and as an internationally sought-after teacher. He is joined by his colleagues Philipp Beckert (violin), Andreas Willwohl (viola) and Georg Boge (violoncello). In their first recording for PENTATONE, they chose an unconventional seating arrangement (with violin and flute on the outer flanks) in order to create a novel spatial effect in the music. They play these quartets not as a “Concerto for Flute and String Trio” but as chamber music written for equal partners.

Ulf-Dieter Schaaff, flute
Philipp Beckert, violin
Andreas Willwohl, viola
Georg Boge, cello




Ulf-Dieter Schaaff is the principal flautist with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, a position he combines with a career as a soloist and as an internationally sought-after teacher. He is joined by his colleagues Philipp Beckert (violin), Andreas Willwohl (viola) and Georg Boge (violoncello). In their first recording for PENTATONE, they chose an unconventional seating arrangement (with violin and flute on the outer flanks) in order to create a novel spatial effect in the music. They play these quartets not as a “Concerto for Flute and String Trio” but as chamber music written for equal partners.



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