Münchinger: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra – Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Vinyl, Speakers Corner / Decca, 180g pressing)

# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Orchestra: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Karl Münchinger
# Vinyl (1994)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Decca / Speakers Corner
# ASIN CD: none
# Size: 944MB (24/96) + 247MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: RS, FF

From the Speakers Corner website:

Mozart wrote the Divertimento No. 1 at the age of six, while A Musical Joke and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik were composed shortly before his death.

From what one hears, apparently only a few music lovers enjoy listening to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Far too often has it been performed routinely rather than being filled with life. This recording is quite different: living up to his reputation, Karl Münchinger proves that this favorite can be imbued with significance.

The historical root of the serenade lie in the suite which consists of varied contrasting dance movements. In the spirit of this tradition, Münchinger offers a clear and unfussed interpretation which is absolutely credible and has a freshness rarely heard. The ensemble plays both cheerfully and and wittily. In A Musical Joke, Mozart parodies amateurish composers of his own era, and the orchestra quite obviously participates in the fun.

This LP is distinguished by its musical and tonal balance and is one of Decca’s best sounding recordings.

Track List:

Side One
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV.525
01 – Allegro
02 – Romance (Andante)
03 – Menuetto and Trio (Allegretto)
04 – Rondo (Allegro)

Divertimento No. 1 in D Major KV.136
05 – Allegro
06 – Andante
07 – Presto

Side Two
A Musical Joke KV.522
08 – Allegro
09 – Menuetto – (Maestoso) Trio
10 – Adagio cantabile
11 – Presto

Recorded in November 1960 at Victoria Hall in Geneva by Roy Wallace
Produced by James Walker

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