Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Flute Quartets
Raffaele Trevisani, flute; Martin Kos, violin; Karel Untermüller, viola; David Havelík, cello;
“Elegance and poetry are the watchwords for the flutist Trevisani … Every moment was polished and delivered with sensitivity … silvery tone, beautifully controlled and the phrases flowing and immaculate.” — Okinawa News
Italian virtuoso Raffaele Trevisani continues to exemplify such praise in this, his ninth recording for Delos. The graceful elegance and interpretive warmth of his playing are particularly evident in this enchanting program encompassing all four of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s exquisite quartets for flute and strings. The fact that the composer held the instrument in rather low regard did not stop him from writing some of his loveliest music for it, as listeners will no doubt agree upon hearing these glowing chamber gems. A rare bonus is also offered: a faithful transcription for flute of his masterly Quartet for Oboe, K. 370.
Trevisani has found three particularly worthy collaborators in Martin Kos, violin; Karel Untermüller, viola; and David Havelík, cello – all leading members of the renowned Suk Chamber Orchestra.