'Reader, who art too seriously disposed, you may take yourself far away hence'. (Martial)
The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The Musical Joke is one of Mozart's light recreations, in which he shows his sense of fun by caricaturing the ways of shoddy composers who, having got an idea, don't know what in the world to do with it, and of indifferent players, who come in at the wrong time, and produce false notes. One funny example of the latter point is the First Violin's last cadenza, a masterpiece of futility in which, in his last grand dash aloft, he comes a cropper on several notes of the scale, and finishes a note too high.
The work, which is scored for Strings and two Horns only, is in four short Movements.
The Cartref Quartet
Margaret Wilkinson (Soprano); Elsie Duddridge (Contralto); David Evans (Tenor); Reg Davies (Baritone)
Orchestra conducted by:
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