Gran Partita

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Gran Partita 1:03:00 $17.98
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1 I. Largo - Allegro molto 7:07 96/24 Album only
2 II. Menuetto - Trio I-II 6:15 $2.49 Buy
3 III. Adagio 3:39 $2.49 Buy
4 IV. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio I-II 3:32 $2.49 Buy
5 V. Romanze: Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio 4:14 96/24 Album only
6 VI. Theme and Variations 7:06 96/24 Album only
7 VII. Theme with Variations 3:03 96/24 Album only
8 I. Allegro moderato 8:45 96/24 Album only
9 II. Romanze und Menuetto: Andante - Tempo di menuetto 7:36 96/24 Album only
10 III. Finale: Molto allegro 11:43 96/24 Album only

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Ensemble Thaous
Stephanie Winker & Tina Rederer, flutes
Philipp Mahrenholz & Tobias Vogelmann, oboes
Sherif El Razzaz & Julia Bohn, clarinets
Johannes Gmeinder, c-clarinet
Mathias Hofer, Basset Horn / Bass Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major, KV 361, "Gran Partita"

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Sonatina No. 1 for 16 wind instruments in F major, AV 135, "From the Workshop of an Invalid"

Mozart composed the Gran Partita in 1780 for the Munich Court. He could count on some of the best virtuosi of his day to perform it, including his friend Anton Stadler - and Mozart took full advantage of this. The serenade octet normally used until then was expanded what was more or less an orchestra, allowing Mozart to create a divertimento on the grand scale - not least because he was hoping that the Munich Court would provide him with a solution to his unloved responsibilities. However, the sonatinas of Mozart admirer Richard Strauss pick up on the ambience of the Gran Partita in the most remarkable way and are totally in the tradition of court entertainment in Mozart's time, even though they were written a century and a half later.