Mozart: Night Music, K.525 / English Concert, Manz

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Label: harmonia mundi
Catalog: 2907280
Format: CD&BOOK

The English Concert, Andrew Manze

Mozart: Ein musikalischer Spass K522 Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' Adagio & Fugue in C minor for Strings, K546 Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna' Menuet & Trio K485a

“I don’t know of any [performances] that can match these for freshness, exhilaration and sheer fun.” Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine, September 2003 “The range covered here is immense: at one extreme, A Musical Joke, Mozart’s (to us) surprisingly heavy-handed satire on bad composing; at the other, the harmonically audacious adagio he wrote to preface an earlier two-piano fugue. ..The Adagio and Fugue, played with splendid bite under Andrew Manze, is the highlight.” Sunday Times, 20th March 2011 *** “It is quite an achievement to make a performance of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik gripping and revelatory, but in his first recording as director of the English Concert, Andrew Manze manages it.” The Guardian

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