Mozart Divertimenti KV 113, 137 & 251 – Academy Chamber Ensemble (1986, Philips 420 181-1)

This is the last of tonight’s flurry of activity – a surprisingly pleasant bit of Chamber Orchestra Mozart. I have no idea what a Divertimeno is, but it’s actually been a pleasant listen and this will be a keeper.

OK, a quick consult of Wikipedia tells me a Divertimento is a light-hearted piece of music intended to be played at a social occasion. That explains the up-beat nature of it.

To my untrained ear, the chamber orchestra gives a slightly fuller sound than a quartet, so that’s a thumbs-up to Wolfie and his divertimenti.

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