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Alfred Brendel and the Alban Berg String Quartett play Mozart

 
Pianist Alfred Brendel's and the Alban Berg String Quartet's live recording of Mozart's Concerto for Piano No. 12 in A-Major KV 385p is a joy to listen to. The Piano Quartet in E flat KV 493 is graceful and sparkling, dark where necessary, and full of Mozart's humour - it was written only weeks after he had completed the Nozze di Figaro. Alfred Brendel and the Alban Berg String Quartet scintillate. They masterfully render the spirit of the 18th-century. EMI, 2000. Get it from Amazon.com.
 
The Alban Berg Quartett (ABQ) made their debut in 1971 at the Vienna Konzerthaus (
where they are now Honorary Members). They have their own concert series at the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Royal Festival Hall London (where they are Associate Artists), at the Opera Zurich, at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, at the Cologne Philharmonie and at the Alte Oper Frankfurt. The Alban Berg Quartett have been prolific recording artists and have received over thirty major international awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Edison Prize, the first International Classical Music Award, the Japan Grand Prix and the Gramophone Magazine Award.


 

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