Mozart Piano Quartets K. 493, K. 478

Kuijken Piano Quartet

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Original Recording Format: DXD

For anyone wishing to approach any type of music, a ‘virginal’ listening experience, I believe, is the best possible choice. For those of us who have mastered score-reading, could that alone be enough, and ultimately perhaps the true essence? (Naturally, I can ask this only about notated music.) So, paradoxically, are we closest to that essence when listening inwardly to music in our heads?
I was asked to write something about the music presented on this recording. For those who wish to read on, please feel free, but doing so is by no means compulsory. 
The two piano quartets, written in 1785 and 1786, are all-encompassing – the appeal of a piano concerto in miniature on the one hand, and the mystery and intimacy of the most heavenly chamber music on the other. Mozart created this genre practically from scratch. Indeed, his treatment of these four instruments as equal partners was unheard of in his day. The silence, both empty silence and full silence, I experience in the slow movement of the second piano quartet, is like a balm, while the intense power of expression of both opening movements leaves me speechless. 

Tracklist

1.
Piano Quartet K. 493 - Allegro
14:30
2.
Piano Quartet K. 493 - Larghetto
12:55
3.
Piano Quartet K. 493 - Allegretto
09:01
4.
Piano Quartet K. 478 - Allegro
14:53
5.
Piano Quartet K. 478 - Andante
07:02
6.
Piano Quartet K. 478 - Rondo
08:09

Total time: 01:06:30

Additional information

Label

SKU

CC72758

Qualities

Channels

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Artists

Composers

Genres

,

Cables

Siltech

Digital Converters

Horus

Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Microphones

Sonodore

Original Recording Format

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Paterskerk Tielt, Belgium

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date October 12, 2017

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