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Mozart & Beethoven Piano Quintets - Sunday Coffee Concert
"I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life." W.A.Mozart
Mozart Quintet K452
Beethoven Quintet in E flat major Op. 16
Piano - Maurice Hodges
Oboe - Janet Wrench
Clarinet - Heather Thorne
Bassoon - James Howard
French Horn - Paul Ryder
The Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452, was completed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on March 30, 1784 and premiered two days later at the Imperial and Royal National Court Theater in Vienna. Shortly after the premiere, Mozart wrote to his father that "I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life."It is scored for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.
Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1796.It is alleged to be inspired by Mozart which has the same scoring and is also in E-flat.
It is in three movements: