Quartets kv370 kv421 Sonata kv377

Bart Schneemann

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

What I really wanted was a motor scooter, if I remember correctly. But on that memorable day when I turned 13, it turned out to be something very different- a 45-rpm record, with a touching family portrait of Wolfgang, Nannerl, and Papa Leopold on the cover of the pretty little square case. The contents of that case were even more impressive: Mozart’s Oboe Quartet! What wonderful music that was for me, and how beautiful the oboe sounded: open, warm, expressive, and piercing. It went straight to my childish soul. That was when I decided to start playing the oboe, and that’s what I’m still doing today. Remarkable, really, that Mozart: he only lived for 35 years and he wasn’t someone who immediately made an unforgettable impression when he walked into a room. In his day he was respected, in a sense he was famous. But there were composers who had more successful careers. He composed a staggering quantity of music, all of it in a style that you could describe as being of its time. Some 250 years later, it’s a period in history that might or might not appeal to you. The appeal of a world of lace, periwigs, and Meissen porcelain. But the strange thing is that when you hear Mozart’s voice 250 years later, that appeal becomes quite powerful, 250 years. Back then, as a 13 year old, I was hooked, and I’m not the only one: at the very moment that I’m writing this, we are all celebrating Mozart’s 250th birthday. All you have to do is turn on the radio and you can hear Mozart. Either there’s a wonderful opera, or one of his 41 symphonies, 27 string quartets, serenades, piano sonatas, incidental stage works, contradances, whatever. Of course there may be a potboiler here or there, but still, strangely enough, nearly all of Mozart’s works are masterpieces, soaring far above the prevailing Stamitz-and Salieri atmosphere….

Tracklist

1.
Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Allegro
09:43
2.
Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Adiago
03:05
3.
Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Rondeau Allegro
04:37
4.
Sonata In F KV 377 - Allegro
04:58
5.
Sonata In F KV 377 - Andante Mit 6 Variationen
08:43
6.
Sonata In F KV 377 - Tempo Di Minuetto, Un Poco Allegretto
08:43
7.
Quartet In D KV 421 - Allegro Moderato
11:08
8.
Quartet In D KV 421 - Andante
06:29
9.
Quartet In D KV 421 - Menuetto, Allegretto
03:51
10.
Quartet In D KV 421 - Allegretto Ma Non Troppo
08:03

Total time: 01:09:20

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Genres

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Channels

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA

Composers

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Doopgezinde Kerk, Deventer The Netherlands 2006

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

23906

Release Date September 9, 2014
SKU 23906

Press reviews

Opus d’Or

ce splendide enregistrement propose également la Sonate en fa majeur K.377 arrangée pour piano et flûte par le compositeur Ignace Pleyel, un contemporain de Mozart, ainsi que le Quatuor en ré mineur K.421, arrangé sous forme de Quintette pour hautbois, violon, deux altos et violoncelle par Franz Joseph Rosinack (1748-1823) musicien et admirateur du compositeur. Jouant sur un instrument d’époque, le hautboïste Bart Schneemann précise par ailleurs que le hautbois “classique” n’étais en réalité qu’un morceau de bois percé de 12 trous comprenant pour quelques-uns de ceux-ci une petite clé facilitant la technique digitale. Les facteurs de hautbois n’avaient cependant pas encore pensé à un trou muni d’une clé pour jouer plus commodément et sans risque les octaves. Ce qui fait tout le prix de cette interprétation en tous points magistrale pour laquelle Bart Schneemann se joue de tous les pièges de son instrument. Avec aisance, chaleur, virtuosité et précision, ce dernier trouve un alliage de timbres idéal avec ses partenaires. L’esprit mozartien est bien au rendez-vous et une prise de son exemplaire, en pur DSD, achève de faire de ce Super Audio CD un incontournable indispensable.

NRC Handelsblad

Bart Schneemann, die met zijn begenadigde muzikaliteit buitengewoon (?) jarenlang opviel in het Rotterdams Philharmonisch en dat na tien jaar verliet, ging soleren en kamermuziek spelen, ook op ‘authentieke’ instrumenten. Dat horen we op zijn nieuwe Mozart cd waarin hij kwartetten speelt met het Rombouts kwartet en een Sonate met de pianist Paolo Giacometti. Schneemann is hier een echte solist, de kwartetten klinken zelfs als hoboconcerten. Heerlijke muziek, fantastische uitvoeringen.

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