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Piano Quartets, K. 493 & K. 478 [Expanded Edition]

Piano Quartets, K. 493 & K. 478 [Expanded Edition] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Released: Aug 2002
Label: Sony Classical/Legacy
These are the only two piano quartets that Mozart composed. He wasn't commissioned to write more because of poor sales; the music was far too advanced for the mainstream. Emmanuel Ax removes the issue of technical proficiency and dives into the E-flat major with bright enthusiasm -- just listen to the third movement -- and the G-minor is a little heavier and more introspective.
Henry B.


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