Who is the most famous for his six string quartets?
Beethoven was arguably the most critical figure in creating the movement from the classical era to the romantic era. Take a listen and you’ll see that his string quartets are easily the most intimate of his works. That’s because they involve only four voices, each with its own personality.
What was Mozart’s primary instrument?
Harpsichord/Clavichord The harpsichord was the keyboard instrument of the Baroque era and is also said to be Mozart’s preferred keyboard instrument for performing, accompanying, and composing in different genres and styles.
Are the early quartets of Mozart really that great?
This whole set is wonderful. But what is really funny is that in the liner notes one of the players opines that the early quartets of Mozart are not really great works. But in a wonderful irony, the American Quartets performances are the best performances of these early quartets ever recorded to my ears.
What makes the American String Quartet special?
The American String Quartet plays these treacherous masterpieces with absolute technical assurance-not a foot placed wrong. Perhaps even more difficult is finding the right emotional temperature for works that combine the strength and delicacy of fine porcelain. If one miniaturizes, one gets simpering Dresden china, trivializing the music.
What are the best string quartets to start with?
String Quartet No. 12 in B flat major, K. 172 String Quartet No. 8 in F major, K. 168 String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major (“Hunt”), K. 458 String Quartet No. 23 in F major (“Prussian 3”), K. 590.
What are the best Mozart recordings on the market?
The recordings of K. 589, K. 499, and K. 387 manage to combine Mozart’s elusive, deeply moving passion within an exterior of joy, sparkle, and perfection. Depending on your point of view, these interpretations may be the best modern instrument recordings on the market.