String Quartet No. 17 (Mozart)
Performed by Budapest String Quartet in 1926
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- Allegro vivace assai
- Menuetto and Trio. Moderato
- Adagio, in E-flat major
- Allegro assai
Neither Mozart nor Artaria called this piece "The Hunt." "For Mozart's contemporaries, the first movement of K.458 evidently evoked the 'chasse' topic, the main components of which were a 6/8 time signature (sometimes featuring a strong upbeat) and triadic melodies based largely around tonic and dominant chords (doubtless stemming from the physical limitations of the actual hunting horns to notes of the harmonic series)." According to Irving, Mozart's first intention was to conclude with a polonaise and sketched 65 bars (p. 17).
- John Irving, Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1998): 13. "K. 458 was entered in Mozart's own handwritten thematic catalogue on 9 November 1784."
- Irving (1998): 69
- String Quartet No. 17: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- String Quartet No. 17 (Mozart): Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Recording by the Borromeo String Quartet from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in MP3 format
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