String Quartet no. 12 in Bb, K. 172

The String Quartet in B flat major (K. 172) is one of a series of six quartets Mozart composed in the late summer and early fall of 1773, probably in Vienna, a few months after returning from a tour of Italy. While the set of quartets composed near the end of his travels (K. 155-160) clearly exhibited the young composer's absorption of the musical styles and forms encountered during his Italian tour, the set of "Viennese" quartets in which K. 172 appears (K. 168-173) betrays the recent influence of Haydn's ... more

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RecordingMozart - Quartet in B flat - I. Allegro vivace assai
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RecordingMozart - Quartet in B flat - II. Menuetto moderato
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RecordingMozart - Quartet in B flat - III. Adagio
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RecordingMozart - Quartet in B flat - IV. Allegro assai
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