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Monday, February 2, 2015

K 493 Piano Quartet in E-flat Major,

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493, was written after Franz Anton Hoffmeister released Mozart from the obligation of writing three piano quartets.Mozart received a commission for three quartets in 1785 from the publisher Hoffmeister who thought the G minor Quartet (K. 478) 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 this quartet anyway.


VIDEO: Zimmermann Quartet, Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major (K. 493, I.Allegro) Zimmermann Quartet: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Tilmann Wick (cello), Christian Zacharias (piano). Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, 1988 

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