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Mozart and Britten (2006)

Mozart and Britten

The fascinating Third Cello Suite of Britten—the last of six important works composed for the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (to whom the Suite’s Russian themes pay homage)—testifies to the endless inventiveness of one of the great creative minds of the twentieth century. Like this work, the Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, of Mozart, which concludes Disc Six, is a singular masterpiece. At the time of its creation, Mozart himself regarded it as “the best work I have ever composed.”

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Selections

Third Suite for Cello, op. 87 (1971) | Benjamin Britten (26:13)

  • Colin Carr, Cello

Adagio, Gigue, and Fantasy for solo piano | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (14:40)

  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano

Church Sonatas | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (11:35)

  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • James Welch, Organ
  • Peter Wiley, Cello
  • Tien-Hsin Wu, Violin

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452 (1784) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (25:14)

  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Richard Todd, Horn
  • Allan Vogel, Oboe

Artists

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Richard Todd, Horn
  • Allan Vogel, Oboe
  • James Welch, Organ
  • Peter Wiley, Cello
  • Tien-Hsin Wu, Violin

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Returning to Mozart series commemorates the festival’s fourth season, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart and Britten Total Time: 77:42
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2006