I heard this Mozart piano quartet–one of my absolute favs–in the car the other day and I’m once again obsessed with it, an obsession I hope you share with me. Here’s the first movement played by a quartet who I thought does a wonderful job with it.
A few things to watch out for:
–the piece doesn’t start until 30 seconds in;
–to my ears, and I think I know this piece cold, the violinist plays a notably wrong note at 1:19!
–a quiz for any other Mozart buffs: at 6:22 there’s a few seconds of this theme in the strings that clearly shows up in the first act of a Mozart opera. Identify that opera and you’ll have free access to OTE for the rest of your life.