Peter Hanson, violin, Andrew Arthur, fortepiano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in Bb Major, K 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in C Major, K 403
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in Bb Major, K 454
Enjoy three Mozart sonatas for fortepiano and violin, all three dedicated to important women who supported Mozart. Concertmaster Peter Hanson is the soloist, accompanied by principal keyboardist Andrew Arthur, performing on the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern concert grand piano.
Peter Hanson and Adriane Post, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Ezra Seltzer, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K 575
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet in Eb Major, op. 74, “The Harp”
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 is the first of three Prussian Quartets because of their dedication to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II. The beautiful quartet is notable for the equal prominence given to all four parts and for the and for the remarkable and melodic nature of the cello part, the instrument that Friedrich Wilhelm played.