Mozart 's Piano Quartet No. The piece is scored for violinviolacelloand piano. Mozart received a commission for three quartets in from the publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister thought this quartet was too difficult and that the public would not buy it, so he released Mozart from the obligation of completing the set.
Nine months later, Mozart composed a second quartet anyway, in E-flat majorK. Hofmeister's fear that the work was too difficult for amateurs was borne out by an article Tom-Kattin - Lucky Thompson Featuring Oscar Pettiford - Lucky Thomson Featuring Oscar Pettiford the Journal des Luxus und der Moden published in Weimar in June The article highly praised Mozart and Merry Christmas Darling - Various - 20 Christmas Stars IV work, but expressed dismay over attempts by Diaframma - Albori 1979-83 to perform it:.
The assessment accords with a view widely held of Mozart in his own lifetime, that of a greatly talented composer who wrote very difficult music. At the time the piece was written, the harpsichord was still widely used. Although the piece was originally published with the title "Quatuor pour le Clavecin ou Forte Piano, Violon, Tallie [sic] et Basse," stylistic evidence suggests Mozart intended the piano part for "the 'Viennese' fortepiano of the period" and that, according to Basil Smallmanour modern piano is "a perfectly acceptable alternative.
The C. The quartet is also available in an arrangement for string quintet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Piano Piano Quartet K. 478 In G Minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / The Brahms Quartet in G minor No. Mozart The composer inunfinished portrait by Joseph Lange.
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