String Quintet No. 5 (Mozart)
The String Quintet No. 5 in D major, K. 593 was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1790. 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).
The work is in standard four movement form:
According to the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, the finale was printed, and known for some time, in an inauthentic edition, in which its main theme, originally a descending chromatic scale fragment, was replaced in most of its appearances in the movement by a more complicated zigzag ("Zickzackform") themelet.
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Ernst Fritz Schmid, ed. (1991). Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke: in Verbindung mit die Mozartstädten, Augsburg, Salzburg und Wien: Werkausgabe in 20 Bänden. Serie VIII: Kammermusik. Band 19: Streichquintette. Kritischer Bericht. Kassel: Bärenreiter. p. 74. ISBN 3-7618-5910-4.
- Quintett in D: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- String Quintet No. 5: Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Performance by the Orion String Quartet and Ida Kavafian (viola) from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in MP3 format
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