String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478
Keller Quartet, Angela Hewitt piano
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The string quartet in D minor, which started the day, is the second in a series that Mozart dedicated to Joseph Haydn. The piece may have been composed in 1783, when Constanze was pregnant with their first child, Raimund. The G minor piano quartet, similarly a 1785 vintage, has an equally prominent place and role, being one of the early masterpieces of the piano quartet canon and at the same time a dynamic example of Mozart’s G minor compositions. For this work, Keller Quartet musicians are joined by the brilliant Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, particularly celebrated for her recitals of Bach works.