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Trio in e minor, Op. 45
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.Franz Liszt

Mozart, String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”

April 22nd, 2012

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791

String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance”, 1785

Mozart - DissonanceThe opening chapters of an essential history of the mighty string quartet could do no better than presenting the initial call and response of two eternal masterworks: Haydn’s Op. 33 and Mozart’s six quartets dedicated to Haydn. Just before Haydn’s groundbreaking set of six quartets were published in 1781, Mozart fatefully attended (perhaps even played for) a gathering where he heard Haydn’s Op. 33 quartets first hand in what was surely their informal premiere. Mozart was now living in Vienna, learning about Bach, and here, stunned by Haydn’s latest chamber music. Over the next four years, Mozart would write string duos, trios and quartets enfolding the lessons from Bach and Haydn, culminating in a laborious two-year project yielding six new string quartets loving dedicated to Haydn himself. « more »

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