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Mozart and the String Quartet (2006)

Mozart and the String Quartet

From sonata to symphony to opera, Mozart conquered every musical medium of the day, and his string quartets rank among the finest in the literature. Disc Three opens with Mozart’s homage to Bach: quartet arrangements of fugues from the Baroque master’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Mozart’s own Adagio and Fugue evinces the Baroque style of Bach, and the Quartet in E-flat Major plainly reveals Mozart’s supreme craft at work in this sublime tribute to Haydn, the “father” of the string quartet. The C Major String Quintet, which ends the disc, adds a second viola to expand on the quartet’s sonic and expressive possibilities.

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Selections

Five Fugues from Das wohltemperirte Clavier for String Quartet, K. 405 (1782) | Johann Sebastian Bach (13:23)

  • The Orion String Quartet

Adagio and Fugue for String Quartet in c minor, K. 546 (1788) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (8:07)

  • The Orion String Quartet

String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428 (1783) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (25:54)

  • The Orion String Quartet

String Quintet in C Major, K. 515 (1787) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (32:20)

  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • The Orion String Quartet

Artists

  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • The Orion String Quartet, String Quartet

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Returning to Mozart series commemorates the festival’s fourth season, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart and the String Quartet Total Time: 79:44
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2006