The String Quartet no. 23 in F major, K. 590, was written in July 1790 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is the third of the Prussian Quartets. The quartet was written for and dedicated to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, an amateur cellist. It is written in a similar style to the quartets of Joseph Haydn. Mozart and his friend Karl Lichnowsky met the king in Potsdam in April 1789.
Mozart was an Austrian composer. He was born in Salzburg in 1756 and later settled in Vienna. Today his compositions are some of the most popular and well-known pieces from the Classical period.
The opening movement (Allegro Maestoso) of W. A. Mozart’s Sonata no. 8 in A minor, K. 310, represents a departure from traditional sonata form which can be found in his previous seven sonatas. Sonata no. 8 is Mozart’s first experiment in writing a large piano work in a minor key, and features a number of unique compositional devices that were uncommon to Mozart’s style up to that point.
In Paris they met several German composers, and Mozart’s first music was published (sonatas for keyboard and violin, dedicated to a royal princess); in London they met, among others, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach’s youngest son and a leading figure in the city’s musical life, and under his influence Mozart composed his first symphonies—three survive (K 16, K 19, and K.
MOZART: String Quartets, K. 499, 'Hoffmeister' and K. 590, 'Prussian No. 3' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Listen to classical music CDs online.
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The Mozart Rondo K 511 is multi-faceted: it prefigures Chopin in its rondo figure, a weary yet songful and at times highly ornamented melody, and harks back to Bach in its textural and chromatic B and C sections (a more detailed analysis of this work here). This is actually my second revisit of this work: I first learnt it before I started having lessons with my current teacher (about 5 years.