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Mozart: The Four Flute Quartets (Remastered from the Original Concert-Disc Master Tapes)

Fine Arts Quartet

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Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285  
1.1
I. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
7:25
1.2
II. Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
2:48
1.3
III. Rondo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
4:21
Flute Quartet in G Major, K. 285a  
1.4
I. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
5:43
1.5
II. Tempo di Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
4:07
Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b  
1.6
I. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
6:10
1.7
II. Andantino
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
12:11
Flute Quartet in a Major, K. 298  
1.8
I. Thema. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
6:28
1.9
II. Menuetto & Trio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
2:23
1.10
III. Rondo. Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, però non troppo adagio. Così-così - con molto garbo ed espressione
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fine Arts Quartet; Samuel Baron; Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
2:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:25
"One of the gold-plated names in chamber music." - Washington Post Countdown Media presents this legacy recording of the Fine Arts Quartet performing the The Four Flute Quartets from the most prolific and influential composer of the Classical period, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Fine Arts Quartet was founded in 1946, although the group's members had actually begun working together as early as 1939 while playing in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet's first performance took place in 1940 with Leonard Sorkin, first violinist, Ben Senescu, second violinist, Sheppard Lehnhoff, violist, and George Sopkin, cellist. Military service in World War II intervened, however, and it was not until 1946, now with the new second violinist Joseph Stepansky, that the Quartet began to rehearse and perform regularly. The Quartet released an astonishing quantity of works (over 100) during its first 30 years of existence, including cycles of chamber music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Now, Countdown Media has catalogued and collected the masters of these incredible recordings, remastering and rereleasing them in stunning modern clarity for new listeners.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concert-Disc Studio Masters

Tracks 1-10 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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