Nils Monkemeyer, Julia Fischer, Sabine Meyer, William Youn – Mozart with Friends (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Mozart with Friends – Nils Monkemeyer, Julia Fischer, Sabine Meyer, William Youn (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:10 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical
Recorded: December 19-21, 2015, Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München

Inspired by the fact that Mozart had often composed for friends and fellow musicians to play with him in good company, ECHO Award winner Nils Mönkemeyer invited his own dear friends and top classical artists Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer and William Youn to record some very special duos and trios by the composer.
The “Kegelstatt-Trio” is the perfect example for the motto of the album since Mozart wrote it while playing skittles with his friends. He later performed the trio, playing the viola. Besides that, Nils chose to explore the development of the famous composer, starting with pieces from “The London Sketchbook”, which Mozart wrote when he was 8 or 9 years old, or the Sonata in F major for violine and piano (but recorded in a version for viola and piano), written by an 11-year-old Mozart.
The selected pieces from “The London Sketchbook”, originally written for piano, were arranged and compiled by William Youn who is one of the leading Mozart interpreters of his generation.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
TRIO IN E-FLAT MAJOR, K. 498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano “Kegelstat-Trio”
1 I. Andante 5‘25
2 II. Menueto 5‘27
3 III. Rondeau. Allegreto 8‘20
SONATA IN C MAJOR, K. 14 Version for Viola and Piano
4 I. Allegro 4‘35
5 II. Allegro 3‘13
6 III. Menueto primo, Menueto secondo En Carillon 3‘12
DUO IN G MAJOR, K. 423 for Violin and Viola
7 I. Allegro 6‘31
8 II. Adagio 3‘29
9 III. Rondeau. Allegro 5‘17
SONATA IN F MAJOR, K. 30 Version for Viola and Piano
10 I. Adagio 7‘22
11 II. Rondeau. Tempo di Menueto 2‘52
12 Modulating Prelude in F Major / E Minor, K. deest 1‘48
13 No. 32, Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 15gg 0‘51
14 No. 15, Intermezzo for Viola and Piano, K. 15p 2‘18
15 No. 16, Duo for Clarinet and Viola, K. 15q 2‘37
16 No. 23, Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K. 15x 0‘55
17 Variations on “Hélas, j‘ai perdu mon amant” G minor, K. 360 11‘26