CARL STAMITZ (1745-1801): Quartets, Op. 14, "Orchestral": No. 1 in C, No. 2 in G, "Concertante": No. 4 in F & No. 5 in B Flat.
Catalogue Number: 12I035
Description: Published in 1776, these quartets contain two really meant for orchestral performance (i.e. "string symphonies"), two which could go either way (the other two recorded here) and two others with the option for flute, oboe or clarinet to replace the first violin (obviously, meaning chamber works). The Mannheim style is everywhere present. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra; Donald Armstrong.