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Quartetto Italiano|Mozart: Complete Edition Box 7: String Quartets, Quintets

Mozart: Complete Edition Box 7: String Quartets, Quintets

Quartetto Italiano, Arthur Grumiaux, Eva Czako, Georges Janzer, Max Lesueur, Arpad Gérecz

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Most of the volumes in Philips' original Mozart edition were quite fine, some were very fine, and some were as good as it got. This volume combing the quartets and quintets for strings was as good as it got. The Quartetto Italiano's mid-'60s through early '70s stereo recordings of the quartets are supremely refined, exceedingly lovely and ineffably beautiful. They are also from first to last deeply dedicated to the music, granting it the full measure of its sublimity. The Italiano's balanced sonorities, lucid textures, poised ensemble, infallible intonation, and, above all, their supple melodies ideally suit Mozart's music and their performances are uniformly successful from the brilliant first G major Quartet to the masterful last F major Quartet. The Grumiaux Quintet's 1973 stereo recordings of the quintets were likewise as good as the Italiano's, albeit not in the same way. The quintet led by violinist Arthur Grumiaux did not have the long-term professional commitment of the Italiano, so the ensemble was as impeccable but more relaxed, the tone was as lovely but more focused, and the beauty less ineffable than tangible. And yet this feels equally appropriate for Mozart's mature quintets. Though the lines still sing, there is more expressivity in the melodies, more depth in the harmonies, more heart in the chromaticism, and more brain in the developments. Above all, the more individualistic Grumiaux Quintet is, from top to bottom, profoundly in love with the music, cherishing in it the full depth of its humanity. Philips' sound was stereo at its best: close but full, clear but warm, honest but beautiful.
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String Quartet No. 1 in G, K.80 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
1. Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:06:42

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:05

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Rondo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:12

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 2 in D, K.155 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

5
1. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:40

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:01:24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 3 In G, K.156 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

8
1. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

9
2. Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:06:43

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

10
3. Tempo di Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:50

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

11
2a. Adagio (original version)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:44

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 4 in C, K.157 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

12
1. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

13
2. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:01

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

14
3. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:01:54

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1971 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 5 in F, K.158 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

15
1. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

16
2. Andante un poco allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:44

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

17
3. Tempo di Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:06:18

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 2

String Quartet No. 6 in B flat, K.159 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
1. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:26

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:13

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Rondo (Allegro grazioso)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:31

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 7 in E flat, K.160 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

4
1. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

5
2. Un poco adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:13

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

6
3. Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:40

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 8 in F, K.168 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

7
1. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:21

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

8
2. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

9
3. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

10
4. Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:06

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1972 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 9 in A, K.169 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

11
1. Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

12
2. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:07:16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

13
3. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:06

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

14
4. Rondeaux (Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:01:36

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 3

String Quartet No. 10 in C, K.170 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
1. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:47

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:05

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Un poco adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:12

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

4
4. Rondeaux (Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:32

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 11 in E flat, K.171 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

5
1. Adagio - Allegro assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:56

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

6
2. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:51

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

7
3. Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:47

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

8
4. Allegro assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:02:52

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 12 in B flat, K.172 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

9
1. Allegro spiritoso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

10
2. Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:02

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

11
3. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:03

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

12
4. Allegro assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Recording Producer - Joost Hummeling, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

String Quartet No. 13 in D minor, K.173 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

13
1. (Allegro ma molto moderato)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:05:26

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

14
2. Andantino grazioso
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:21

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

15
3. Menuetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:04:01

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

16
4. (Allegro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:03:23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1973 Universal International Music B.V.

DISC 4

String Quartet No. 14 in G, K.387 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
1. Allegro vivace assai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:07:28

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1967 Universal International Music B.V.

2
2. Allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:08:15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1967 Universal International Music B.V.

3
3. Andante cantabile
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
00:07:14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Quartetto Italiano, String Quartet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paolo Borciani, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Elisa Pegreffi, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Piero Farulli, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Franco Rossi, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Vittorio Negri, Producer, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1967 Universal International Music B.V.

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Most of the volumes in Philips' original Mozart edition were quite fine, some were very fine, and some were as good as it got. This volume combing the quartets and quintets for strings was as good as it got. The Quartetto Italiano's mid-'60s through early '70s stereo recordings of the quartets are supremely refined, exceedingly lovely and ineffably beautiful. They are also from first to last deeply dedicated to the music, granting it the full measure of its sublimity. The Italiano's balanced sonorities, lucid textures, poised ensemble, infallible intonation, and, above all, their supple melodies ideally suit Mozart's music and their performances are uniformly successful from the brilliant first G major Quartet to the masterful last F major Quartet. The Grumiaux Quintet's 1973 stereo recordings of the quintets were likewise as good as the Italiano's, albeit not in the same way. The quintet led by violinist Arthur Grumiaux did not have the long-term professional commitment of the Italiano, so the ensemble was as impeccable but more relaxed, the tone was as lovely but more focused, and the beauty less ineffable than tangible. And yet this feels equally appropriate for Mozart's mature quintets. Though the lines still sing, there is more expressivity in the melodies, more depth in the harmonies, more heart in the chromaticism, and more brain in the developments. Above all, the more individualistic Grumiaux Quintet is, from top to bottom, profoundly in love with the music, cherishing in it the full depth of its humanity. Philips' sound was stereo at its best: close but full, clear but warm, honest but beautiful.
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