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  Mozart: Piano Quartets - Mozart Piano Quartet
  Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K.478, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major K.493

Mozart Piano Quartet
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  Classical - Chamber
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Site review by Polly Nomial October 16, 2009
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Review by steviev January 16, 2010 (3 of 11 found this review helpful)
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Am I the only person who has noticed the old-school, carictured period instrument inspired string-playing on display here? I can tolerate, and even enjoy this as long as the players have immaculate intonation, preferably on gut strings. I don't hear that on this recording -- just a lot of harsh, gritty attacks and sour held notes. Sorry, fellows, but you don't have the proper ears, technique, or equipment to pull this off. Please apply a little vibrato when you cannot hit a note sweetly and squarely -- that's what it's there for.

Record companies should warn buyers when specious "period" techniques will be employed on modern instruments.

Perfect sound with intimate, precise soundstage. Great playing by Paul Rivinius on a modern grand piano.


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K. 493