Mozart Flute Quartets (or, why I hate Swiss Radio)

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    tones compulsive cantater

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    Because the rotten sods always play something nice when I'm on my way to Basel on Saturday afternoons! This time, it was a Mozart flute quartet. So I found a cheap 2CD Virgin Classics set - this one:

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    - with them on one of the CDs. Hardly earth-shaking music, but very pleasant and tuneful, with that timeless Mozartian elegance that GrahamN hated so much. I recommend a listen.
     
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    The Mozart flute quartets are lovely, I went out with a flute player at college, and learned a couple of them. Very nice easy listening
     
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    You are of course aware Mozart hated the flute and only wrote these pieces because liked to get his hands on the cheque?
     
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    Yes. The more famous of the two flute concertos is a straight adaption of an earlier clarinet (I think) concerto.
     
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