Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: Quatuor Voce
Conductor: Juliette Hurel
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 0.99 GB
Flute Quartet No.1 iN D major K285
03. Rondeau: Allegretto
Flute Quartet No.2 iN G major K285a
05. Tempo di menuetto
Flute Quartet No.3 iN C major K285b
07. Thema: Andantino & variations
Flute Quartet No.4 iN a major K298
08. Thema: Andante & variations
10. Rondieaoux: Allegretto grazioso…
Alpha is pleased to welcome again the great flautist Juliette Hurel, who has made several recordings for ZZT and Outhere in the past. This recording is the result of the fruitful encounter between the flautist and the Voce Quartet, which occurred in the inspiring framework of the Ferme de Villefavard in the Limousin region.
En route to Paris, Mozart stayed in Mannheim in 1777, obtaining a commission for several works on behalf of an amateur flautist who was also a rich and distinguished surgeon, formerly engaged in the Dutch East India Company.
The flute imposed itself undeniably as solo instrument in these scores imbued with concertante writing and the gallant style characteristic of the taste of the Mannheim court at that time. Some of the quartets would be composed later, in Vienna, such as the jovial K. 298 in which each movement takes up a familiar tune, which Mozart either varied
This recording came about as a result of a fruitful encounter between internationally-renowned flutist Juliette Hurel and the Voce Quartet, an ensemble named Rising Stars for the 2013 – 2014 season by the European Chamber Hall Organization (ECHO). The programme illuminates the role the flute plays as solo instrument in these scores composed in Mannheim in 1777, imbued with concertante writing and the gallant style characteristic of the taste of the Mannheim court at the time. Some of the quartets would be composed later, in Vienna, such as the jovial Flute Quartet No. 4, in which each movement takes up a familiar tune which Mozart either varied or parodied.