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A Eupeptic Vitality

Mozart and Michael Haydn
for violin and viola -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... Maya Magub makes a very effective protagonist ...'

The Duos for Violin and Viola by Mozart and Michael Haydn. Maya Magub, violin, Judith Busbridge, viola. © 2010 CRD Records Ltd

That admirable spur to adventurous music-making, The Well-Tempered String Quartet, envisages only two emergencies: the disappearance of a cello or viola. When both second violin and cello absent themselves in a huff, then it is indeed a third emergency, with the best bets being the Haydn brothers and Mozart. The Haydns are content to leave the viola subservient, but Mozart, with the Sinfonia Concertante already behind him, could not contemplate so undemocratic a solution, and made both parts equally eloquent...

Copyright © 4 May 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: MOZART AND MICHAEL HAYDN

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

MICHAEL HAYDN

CRD RECORDS LTD

SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

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