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Sunday, January 11, 2015

K 370 / K 368b Oboe Quartet in F major

The Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370/368b, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in early 1781. The quartet is scored for oboe, violin, viola and cello. The year before this Mozart was invited to Munich to visit Elector Karl Theodor, who had commissioned the opera Idomeneo for a carnival celebration. While in Munich, Mozart met with Friedrich Ramm, a virtuoso oboist in the Munich orchestra. Mozart composed the quartet for him in order to show off his virtuosity and the improvements that had been made to the oboe at that time.

VIDEO: Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F major, performed by Raymond Cinpoesu (oboe), Ioana Forna (violin), Francis Gallagher (viola) and Florian Sattler (cello). This recital was part of the "Enescu Concerts Season 2014", which took place at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

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