Mozart: The Piano Quartets – Joyce Yang, Alexander String Quartet

August 10, 2018, 9:00 am

Share this Post

Some have claimed that Mozart invented the piano quartet, but he did not. Other composers — including the fourteen-year-old Beethoven — had written quartets for piano and strings earlier, but Mozart was the first to face squarely the challenges of this difficult form, and he wrote the first two great piano quartets. Members of the Alexander String Quartet join with pianist Joyce Yang on this recording of Mozart’s piano quartets, in the second of a three-volume set which will include many of Mozart’s great chamber works from his last years.