Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

CD
1 Aug 2014

Barcode: 0825646256808

Atmospheric serenades and musical humour: Eine kleine Nachtmusik is Mozart’s best-known serenade: the elaborate style of the music places it well above the light entertainment that the typical serenades of the time represent. No less original is the composer’s early Serenata notturna, where a string orchestra reinforced with timpani is juxtaposed with a string quartet. It’s as if Mozart wanted to parody the Baroque concerto grosso form. Ein musikalischer Spaß finds him making fun of the second-rate composers of his day: with endless repetition, unmotivated changes of theme and obvious composition mistakes, he caricatures to most amusing effect his less gifted contemporaries’ lack of talent and imagination.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik': I. Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Serenade No.13 in G major K525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' : II Andante  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Serenade No.13 in G major K525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' : III Menuetto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Serenade No.13 in G major K525, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' : IV Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Ein Musikalischer Spass [A Musical Joke] K522 : I Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Ein Musikalischer Spass [A Musical Joke] K522 : II Maestoso - Trio  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Ein Musikalischer Spass [A Musical Joke] K522 : III Adagio cantabile  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Ein Musikalischer Spass [A Musical Joke] K522 : IV Presto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Mozart : Serenade No.6 in D major K239, 'Serenata notturna' : I Marcia - Maestoso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Mozart : Serenade No.6 in D major K239, 'Serenata notturna' : II Menuetto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Mozart : Serenade No.6 in D major K239, 'Serenata notturna' : III Rondo  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 


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