Week 1:

This week we will be listening and comparing recordings of W. A. Mozart’s String Quartet K465 “Dissonance”

Hagen Quartet from the Mozarteum, Salzburg Festival
Orion Quartet
Emerson Quartet
Some questions to consider:
  1. Why is this called “Dissonance”?
  2. How do the tempi compare between the three recordings?
  3. How does the general sound vary?
  4. Is there one player that you associate more with, and why?
  5. Do the ornaments or string techniques vary between the recordings?
  6. Find one or more recording of this Quartet and listen to all the movements
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