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Mozart's 'Dissonance' Quartet

Hear Nicholas Kenyon Discuss Mozart's 'Dissonance' Quartet

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In our weekly Must-Have Mozart segment, Mozart authority Nicolas Kenyon joins Fred to talk about a Mozart String Quartet, K. 465, the so-called "Dissonance" Quartet. That title refers to something at the beginning of the piece that might sound slightly askew to us today, but probably would have sounded like cacophony in Mozart's time. Nicolas Kenyon's recording pick for this piece is the Emerson Quartet on the Deutsche Grammophon label (B0005523-02).