String Quartet No.16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

String Quartet No.16 in Eb major

K421b, K428 • “Haydn Quartet No. 3”

About this work...

Of Mozart's six quartets dedicated to Haydn, this is one of the most genial and, in some respects, most Haydn-esque in its delight in unexpected shifts of harmony. Mozart worked on this quartet over the course of two months in summer 1783; perhaps he had this piece in mind when in his dedication he described the group ... read more