Record generously provided by our friend Jean-Luc
I enthusiastically recommend this disk. These are first-rate performances very well recorded. The interpretation of the Melos Quartet is insightful. It isn’t intrusive but does illuminate the music and at the same time is very musical, as is the sweet tone these players produce. The Melos players bring coherence – and musicality – that aren’t there in some performances of other artists.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Melos Quartett Stuttgart
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.14 GB
|Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387|
|A1||1. Allegro Vivace Assai||7:19|
|A2||2. Menuetto. Allegretto||8:28|
|A3||3. Andante Cantabile||6:50|
|A4||4. Molto Allegro||5:47|
|Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421|
|B3||3. Menuetto (Allegretto)||4:14|
|B4||4. Allegretto Ma Non Troppo||9:23|
Analyzed folder: /192k WAM – String Quartets KV 387, KV 421 – Melos Quartet Stuttgart
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -2.51 dB -19.79 dB A1 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 1. Allegro Vivace Assai.aif
DR15 -0.54 dB -19.54 dB A2 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 2. Menuetto. Allegretto.aif
DR13 -4.28 dB -22.31 dB A3 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 3. Andante Cantabile.aif
DR13 -1.94 dB -19.65 dB A4 WAM – Streichquartett G-dur, KV 387 – 4. Molto Allegro.aif
DR15 -0.51 dB -19.77 dB B1 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 1. Allegro.aif
DR15 -2.08 dB -21.89 dB B2 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 2. Andante.aif
DR14 -1.25 dB -19.33 dB B3 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 3. Menuetto (Allegretto).aif
DR14 -2.52 dB -21.10 dB B4 WAM – Streichquartett d-moll, KV 421 – 4. Allegretto Ma Non Troppo.aif
Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14
- Cello [Violoncello] – Peter Buck
- Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Engineer – Wolfgang Mitlehner
- Ensemble – Melos Quartett Stuttgart
- Painting, Cover – Pieter Horemans
- Producer, Recording Supervisor – Dr. Rudolf Werner
- Sleeve Notes [English – ©1977] – A. Hyatt King
- Sleeve Notes [German – ©1977] – Monika Lichtenfeld
- Viola [Alto] – Hermann Voss
- Violin [1st] – Wilhelm Melcher
- Violin [2nd] – Gerhard Voss
- RCM: Okki Nokki (L’art du son, Clearaudio’s Diamond Cleaner)
- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
- Phono amp: Audio Research SP15 own tube phono section.
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
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