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STAMITZ, C.: Orchestral Quartets, Op. 14


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STAMITZ, C.: Orchestral Quartets, Op. 14

Known for his considerable contribution to orchestral music in the late 18th century, Carl Stamitz wrote nearly as much chamber music as symphonies and concertos. The six quartets of Op. 14 are unusual in that only two of the works, Nos. 1 and 4 are specifically designated ‘orchestral’ quartets, while Nos. 2 and 5 are described as ‘concertante’ works, to be performed either by a quartet or, as heard on this recording, by a small chamber orchestra. These charming works abound in energetic, driving themes, sparkling string writing and, in their slow movements, the grace and elegance that are the hallmark of Stamitz’s compositions.

Stamitz, Carl

  Orchestral Quartet in F Major, Op. 14, No. 4
1.   I. Allegro assai 00:09:43
2.   II. Andante ma allegretto 00:06:49
3.   III. Presto assai 00:04:26
  Concertante Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 14, No. 5
4.   I. Allegreo poco moderato 00:10:19
5.   II. Rondo - Poco moderato - Allegro assai 00:04:41
  Concertante Quartet in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
6.   I. Allegro con spirito 00:07:29
7.   II. Andante gracioso 00:03:11
8.   III. Presto 00:02:17
  Orchestral Quartet in C Major, Op. 14, No. 1
9.   I. Allegro assai 00:07:26
10.   II. Andante di molto 00:06:00
11.   III. Poco presto 00:04:34

Total Playing Time: 01:06:55

Stamitz, Carl

Armstrong, Donald

New Zealand Chamber Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557671

Barcode: 0747313267125

Physical Release: 11/2006

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