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Mozart – Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet

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Clarinet Quintet in A Major: II. Larghetto

From Mozart – Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet (2013)

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Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major: II. Larghetto

Friendship in music
We owe these two masterpieces to the musical friendships Mozart made during his years in Vienna. The celestial beauties of the Quintet K581 were tailor-made for the great clarinettist Anton Stadler, while the Quartet K421, more severe in tone, is one of the six Mozart dedicated to his ‘caro amico’ Joseph Haydn. Here then is the ideal programme for the four friends of the Arcanto Quartett to show their affinities with the Mozartian repertoire – for the very first time on CD.

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