The day that Google pays tribute to Robert Moog coincides, curiously, with the task of correcting this cd. It is a great cd, one of the best offered in the comparison of the Mozart piano quartets. You can get it on the Net in one or two blogs or through torrents. The album was originally published with an edition of channel separation indeed intriguing. I will not publish this version. The two stereo channels are not aligned (this is a technical error) and the sound is too low. I'll try to correct the two defects and publish an alternative compatible with the high quality of interpretation of the musicians, one of the strongest candidates for the top places of the comparison. . ( ... ) . O dia que o Google homenageia Robert Moog coincide, curiosamente, com a tarefa de corrigir este cd. É um cd fantástico, um dos melhores propostos no comparativo dos quartetos de piano de Mozart. Vocês conseguem obtê-lo na Net num ou dois blogs ou através dos torrents. O cd foi publicado originalmente com uma edição de separação de canais deveras intrigante. Eu não vou publicar essa versão. Os dois canais de stereo não estão alinhados (é um erro técnico) e o som está demasiado baixo. Eu vou tentar corrigir os dois defeitos e publicar uma alternativa compatível com a elevada qualidade de interpretação dos músicos, sendo um dos mais fortes candidatos aos lugares de topo do comparativo. .
This is the eighth proposal for thecomparativededicated toMozart'sPianoQuartets. The attractive performances may make this cd worth hearing, but audiophiles should skip it :) . NEW SCANS (by mistake the texture of the covers didn't appear) . DOWNLOAD NEW SCANS .
Mozart’s two Piano Quartets come from a period where the composer was at his peak and in the midst of his great series of piano concerti. In that respect they are almost miniature concerti in themselves and are framed by the D minor Concerto (K466) and the C major Concerto (K467) written just before the first of the Quartets, the A major Concerto (K488) and that in C minor (K491) in the middle of them and the C major Concerto (K503) which follows. In the midst of all this activity centred on the years 1785 and 1786, Mozart was also to produce his great masterpiece “The Marriage of Figaro” - one of the most enduring operas of all time. It is a period where the composer had found the perfect balance between music which may be both good humoured and sadly elegaic, qualities which will be found in abundance in the two Piano Quartets.
. The original impetus for the Piano Quartets came from a commission from Mozart’s great friend and fellow composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister who asked for a series of three Piano Quartets, the first of which he published himself at the end of 1785. Public reception to the work was such that the first of the series was considered to be too difficult a work for general consumption and Mozart agreed to release Hoffmeister from his contract and gave up the idea of the series. Indeed Hoffmeister agreed to Mozart’s retaining his advance payment on the condition that the other works were not completed. Nevertheless, a second Quartet was completed in June 1786 and was accepted for publication by the House of Artaria. The idea of the Piano Quartet was a new one at the time and Mozart had not even begun his series of great Piano trios which were to follow at a later date. In effect, the idea of the Piano Quartet was merely a scaling down of that of the Piano Concertos for soloist and strings that Mozart had worked on. The exception which perhaps went even further in its daring combination instruments was the Piano Quintet for winds which preceded the Quartets by a year.
. Despite the contemporary feeling that works such as the two Piano Quartets on this disc would normally have been seen as chamber reductions of piano concertos, Mozart managed to produce two works which are masterpieces of chamber music, not scaled down concertante works in the manner of the Bach sons. Indeed, the G minor work is a particularly earnest, sombre and passionate piece of chamber music in its own right. Although the solo part (that of the piano) is as virtuoso as anything of the period, the additional string players are asked to contribute much more than just the usual accompaniment: this is certainly not a piece written for amateur musicians as much of the chamber music of the time. The very key signature of the piece foretells the earnestness of the piece for G minor is the key that Mozart relates to the vagaries of fate and there are even references here looking forward to the very “so-called” fate motive of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
. The two Quartets are separated by only a year and show once again that Mozart was ready to take up a form and then abandon it after he felt (or circumstances dictated) that he had contributed enough to it. The first of the two works is the more intense and more complicated although both are roughly the same in length. The G minor Quartet opens in unison and that Allegro movement has an inexorable feel about it that shows up in the fate motive suggested earlier, maintaining the mood to its close. There follows an Andante which is sombre and sad in mood before the lightening of mood that characterises the final Allegro Rondo in the major key, although even here the tension and the unquiet of the first movement is never fully dissipated. The second Quartet in E flat major is dated only weeks after the completion of “Figaro” and echoes some of the brighter aspects of the opera, together with a consciously more simple style from the earlier G minor work. The Allegro opens with a fresh melody which sets the mood for the whole movement. A central Larghetto follows in A flat major, one of Mozart’s great profound inspirations full of subtle sonorities and harmonies. The work concludes with the usual Rondo (Allegretto) movement which substitutes any idea of a cadenza by a simple trill and brings to an end one of Mozart’s masterpieces for chamber ensemble.
. Thanks to everyone who responded to my requests for information and download tests. For now the blog will continue with Mediafire. I opened a new account and always will open a new one for the new 50 cds (of course you will notice no difference). So, if they eliminate one account only have to replace 50 cds... As everyone has noticed any of the backward links are active. I'll patiently make the replacement of all or almost all, but it will be a very slow process... If they come back to delete my account then I must choose a Russian server or put the links available for two or three days and then delete them. Because it unprotects the blog, I ask that you don't make links to my links on other blogs, websites, facebook... .
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Good music and greetings. .
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Obrigado a todos que responderam aos meus pedidos de esclarecimentos e aos testes de download. Por agora o blogue continuará com o Mediafire. Abri uma nova conta e de 50 em 50 cds abrirei sempre outra (evidentemente que vocês nem notarão diferença). Assim, se eles eliminarem uma conta apenas terei que repor 50 cds... Como todos já perceberam nenhum dos links para trás está a funcionar. Eu vou pacientemente fazer a reposição de todos, ou quase todos, mas vai ser um processo muito lento... Se eles voltarem a eliminar a minha conta então terei que optar por um servidor russo ou colocar os links disponíveis por dois ou três dias e depois eliminá-los. Porque isso desprotege o blogue, eu peço que não façam links aos meus links em outros blogues, sites, facebook... .
Não se esqueçam, os ficheiros agora precisam de uma password: fly
. As an experiment, the links appear duplicated. The former are in FreeUploads, and the latter in Mediafire (new account).
. There are two new things: the files appear with a different name and have a password: fly
You memorize the password. Easy, right? . I appreciate that you continue to give me your opinion on the 3 points from the previous post and also on how works FreeUploads. . ( ... )
. Eu vou voltar a postar o último cd. . A título de experiência, os links aparecerão duplicados.
Os primeiros estão no FreeUploads e os segundos no Mediafire (nova conta). .
Há duas novidades: os ficheiros aparecem com um nome diferente e têm uma password: fly Decorem a password. Fácil, certo? . Eu agradeço que vocês me continuem a dar a vossa opinião sobre os 3 pontos da postagem anterior e também sobre a forma como funciona o FreeUploads. .
My Blogger account (to this blog) is associated with an email, right? I wanted to keep the name of the blog "TheMusicForPiano" but wanted to change the email account of the blogger. I can just change the email? If so, how?
What do you think is the best server to upload? More secure, fast and most people have access. I liked the Mediafire because it allowed simultaneous downloads ... Currently I think the Rapidshare and Filepost very slow (the free ones, of course). The FreeUploads.fr (French) is very fast, but I don't know if it's safe ... The Narod.ru seems fast and safe (because it is Russian ...) What's your opinion?
Do you think if I use a password in the files there will be no problems with Mediafire?
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Se alguém souber...
1 A minha conta no Blogger ( a deste blogue) está associada a um email, certo? Eu queria manter o nome do blogue "TheMusicForPiano" mas queria mudar o email da conta do blogger. Eu posso mudar apenas o email? Se sim, como?
2 .Qual vos parece ser o melhor servidor para fazer uploads? Mais seguro, rápido e ao qual a maioria das pessoas tenham acesso. Eu gostava do Mediafire porque permitia downloads simultâneos... Actualmente acho o Rapidshare e o Filepost muito lentos (os gratuitos, claro). O FreeUploads.fr (Francês) é muito rápido, mas não sei se é seguro... O Narod.ru parece rápido e seguro (por ser russo...) Qual a vossa opinião?
Vocês acham que se eu usar uma password nos ficheiros deixará de haver problemas no Mediafire?
[ special edition ] . Malcolm Bilson placed to the right of the other musicians :) (the piano placed in the right channel) . Elimination of a small noise in the 12/13 seconds of track #5. . Elimination of noise between tracks. . Stereo calibration.
This is the third proposal for thecomparativededicated toMozart'sPianoQuartets. The pianoinMozart's time: fortepiano/hammerklavier/pianoforte. All the musicianson period instruments. .
. MOZART/ THE PIANOQUARTETS . This is the firstproposal forcomparison. I'll postsome of thesecds. The ones Ihave, not necessarily the best of them. Iftogetherwe canpublish them allwould be great. If you want toadd more, tell me which. .
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