Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 575
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet No. 10 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.