String Quintet No. 2 (Mozart)

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The String Quintet No. 2 in C minor, K. 406/516b, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1787, a transcription of his earlier Serenade No. 12, K. 388, for wind octet. Like all of Mozart's string quintets, it is a "viola quintet" in that it is scored for string quartet and an extra viola (two violins, two violas and cello).

Movements[edit]

The work is in standard four movement form:

References[edit]

  • Charles Rosen, "The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven", 1997, Norton

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