JanFeb 2010, Volume 34, No. 3
Ronnie Laws, Jessy J, Simon Haram
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|Mozart "Dissonance" Quartet in C Major
transcribed by David Camwell for saxophone quartet
by David Camwell
Although Mozart had previously written a set of six quartets (K. 168-73), his most celebrated set of string quartets was composed in Vienna, and dedicated in 1781 to his friend and colleague, Franz Joseph Haydn. Unlike most of his commission-based works, these quartets were composed over four years as an homage to Haydn and all highly knowledgeable musicians. Mozart spent an unusual amount of time on their development, which is apparent by the many markings on the original autographs; very few other works by Mozart show as many erasure marks, improvements, and discarded ideas as this set of quartets.
The “Dissonance” Quartet in C Major, K. 465, was the last of the six quartets dedicated to Haydn, receiving its nickname from the highly unusual Adagio introduction to the first movement. The work begins with repeated eighth-notes in the cello part, with the other three parts then entering in a staggered formation.
“Dissonance” Quartet in C Major, K. 465