Alban Berg Quartett

Mozart: Chamber Music (The Last String Quartets)

CD (Number of discs: 7)
2 Mar 2018

Barcode: 0190295869168

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Other participants: Alfred Brendel, Markus Wolf

The Alban Berg Quartett is at the centre of this Mozart collection – quartets, quintets and a chamber version of the piano concerto K 414. The pleasures that await the listener are evoked by Gramophone magazine: “The K 515 and K 516 Quintets are a real treat; the first movement of the G minor has an unusual urgency, and the lovely, balanced phrasing emphasises the singing, melodic nature of the music. The disc of concert performances with Brendel is another high point… In the K 414 Concerto… the quartet's accompaniments are exceptionally refined and intimate... Brendel is in particularly sprightly form in the finale.”