String quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart without historical performance practice - is that even possible nowadays? -Of course it is! At the same time, there is probably no serious classical musician who has entirely escaped it's influence in some shape or form. We are not just talking about diligence in choosing "urtext editions" or in the choice of instrument. The changes creep into the smallest details of phrasing which people simply can't do as they used to, even subconsciously. This is borne by listening to many performances. Of course the Auryn Quartet is also subject to these influences. If, despite this, their performances seem conventional, then it's deceptive as their playing style is no longer conventional when seen in the light of modern performance practice. They refer back to a playing style that could be termed "historical" in a wholly different way, namely that of a musical generation that has now died out. Their role models and teachers were the Amadeus Quartet and the Guarnieri Quartet. The members of the Auryn Quartet were musically "socialized" in a different era to younger musicians and they choose not to discard the aesthetic sensibilities acquired in their youth as though they were just old-fashioned garments. They love the beautiful "old" string sound and keep this tradition alive, but with the diligence expected of today's musicians. The result is timelessly beautiful music.
String quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart without historical performance practice - is that even possible nowadays? -Of course it is! At the same time, there is probably no serious classical musician who has entirely escaped it's influence in some shape or form. We are not just talking about diligence in choosing "urtext editions" or in the choice of instrument. The changes creep into the smallest details of phrasing which people simply can't do as they used to, even subconsciously. This is borne by listening to many performances. Of course the Auryn Quartet is also subject to these influences. If, despite this, their performances seem conventional, then it's deceptive as their playing style is no longer conventional when seen in the light of modern performance practice. They refer back to a playing style that could be termed "historical" in a wholly different way, namely that of a musical generation that has now died out. Their role models and teachers were the Amadeus Quartet and the Guarnieri Quartet. The members of the Auryn Quartet were musically "socialized" in a different era to younger musicians and they choose not to discard the aesthetic sensibilities acquired in their youth as though they were just old-fashioned garments. They love the beautiful "old" string sound and keep this tradition alive, but with the diligence expected of today's musicians. The result is timelessly beautiful music.
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Artist: Mozart / Lingenfelder / Arndt
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1. Mozart: String Quartet in G Major KV 387 I. Allegro Vivace
2. Mozart: String Quartet in G Major KV 387 II. Menuetto. Allegro-Trio
3. Mozart: String Quartet in G Major KV 387 III. Andante Cantabile
4. Mozart: String Quartet in G Major KV 387 IV. Molto Allegro
5. Mozart: String Quartet in D minor KV 421 I. Allegro Moderato
6. Mozart: String Quartet in D minor KV 421 II. Andante
7. Mozart: String Quartet in D minor KV 421 III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
8. Mozart: String Quartet in D minor KV 421 IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
9. Mozart: String Quartet in E Flat Major KV 428 I. Allegro Non Troppo 1
10. Mozart: String Quartet in E Flat Major KV 428 II. Andante Con Moto 1
11. Mozart: String Quartet in E Flat Major KV 428 Iiimenuetto. Allegro - Trio 1
12. Mozart: String Quartet in E Flat Major KV 428 IV. Allegro Vivace 1
13. Mozart: String Quartet in a Major KV 464 I. Allegro 1
14. Mozart: String Quartet in a Major KV 464 II. Menuetto - Trio 1
15. Mozart: String Quartet in a Major KV 464 III. Andante 1
16. Mozart: String Quartet in a Major KV 464 IV. Allegro Non Troppo 1
17. Mozart: String Quartet in C Major KV 465 I. Adagio - Allegro 1
18. Mozart: String Quartet in C Major KV 465 II. Andante Cantabile 1
19. Mozart: String Quartet in C Major KV 465 III. Menuetto. Allegro-Trio 2
20. Mozart: String Quartet in C Major KV 465 IV. Allegro Molto 2
21. Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major KV 458 I. Allegro Vivace Assai 2
22. Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major KV 458 II. Menuetto. Moderato-Trio 2
23. Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major KV 458 III. Adagio 2
24. Mozart: String Quartet in B Flat Major KV 458 IV. Allegro Assai

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String quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart without historical performance practice - is that even possible nowadays? -Of course it is! At the same time, there is probably no serious classical musician who has entirely escaped it's influence in some shape or form. We are not just talking about diligence in choosing "urtext editions" or in the choice of instrument. The changes creep into the smallest details of phrasing which people simply can't do as they used to, even subconsciously. This is borne by listening to many performances. Of course the Auryn Quartet is also subject to these influences. If, despite this, their performances seem conventional, then it's deceptive as their playing style is no longer conventional when seen in the light of modern performance practice. They refer back to a playing style that could be termed "historical" in a wholly different way, namely that of a musical generation that has now died out. Their role models and teachers were the Amadeus Quartet and the Guarnieri Quartet. The members of the Auryn Quartet were musically "socialized" in a different era to younger musicians and they choose not to discard the aesthetic sensibilities acquired in their youth as though they were just old-fashioned garments. They love the beautiful "old" string sound and keep this tradition alive, but with the diligence expected of today's musicians. The result is timelessly beautiful music.