Evening Masterwork: Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

String Quartet No. 15 in D-minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for November 20, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Mozart arrived in Vienna in the year 1781 at a time when Franz Joseph Haydn was all the range in not only Vienna, but really throughout Europe. Mozart’s six string quartets composed between 1782 and 1785 are collectively known as the “Haydn ” quartets, because they were dedicated to Haydn, and the second of these quartets is the only one of the set composed in a minor key. Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15, our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.