MOZART Piano Quartets Bilson


Piano Quartets KV 478 · KV 493
Malcolm Bilson · Elizabeth Wilcock
Jan Schlapp · Timothy Mason
Int. Release 03 Sep. 2007
0289 477 6732 9
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Track List

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E Flat Major, K. 493

Malcolm Bilson, Elizabeth Wilcock, Jan Schlapp, Timothy Mason

Total Playing Time 1:00:50

The players relish their period instruments' unusual resonances -- incisive bowing and charges exchanges abound -- and the sound engineers faithfully capture them.

. . . this release is outstanding . . . it's a valuable recording, performed on a very high intellectual level. The players also show us a side of Mozart that is strictly calculated, with no space for jokes or light-footed trifles. The piano quartets have always been considered among Mozart's weaker compositions, and that's not always a proper estimation of this music. It's definitely a good thing that Malcolm Bilson and his colleagues have approached these works with their vital commitment. Indeed, these performances make us think anew abut the importance of Mozart's chamber music.

Aunque estamos ante una interpretación que tiene más de 20 años, la inteligencia con la que está planteada y el saber hacer de los intérpretes la convierten en una verdadera referencia en lo que a la forma de ver Mozart se refiere. ... La forma de concebir la música de Mozart comienza a ser redescubierta y esta grabación es, sin duda, un valioso punto de partida.