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MOZART, W.A.: Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 (Kraggerud, Tomter, C. Richter)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s) Richter, Christoph, cello • Tomter, Lars Anders, viola • Kraggerud, Henning, violin
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572258
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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At the peak of his powers, but beset by cash-flow problems brought on by living beyond his means, Mozart composed his famous String Trio, K. 563 for his friend, fellow-mason and creditor Johann Michael Puchberg. While labelled ‘Divertimento’, this masterful six-movement work is one of Mozart’s most substantial pieces for string trio and one of his greatest works. The Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud, who has made a number of highly-praised Naxos recordings, joins prize-winning compatriot Lars Anders Tomter (who has recorded the Walton Viola Concerto for Naxos) and acclaimed German cellist Christoph Richter.


Review By Donald R Vroon,American Record Guide,November 2011

…I was eager to hear this. I have heard Mr Kraggerud in concert and liked his tone and his approach. He is quite good here. Fortunately he has not fallen for the vibratoless playing that is often coming out of Europe these days.

This will serve me much better than recordings by more famous musicians…

To read the complete review, please visit American Record Guide online.


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