String Quintet No. 5 (Mozart)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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,[1] 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.


  1. ^ Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1991). Ernst Fritz Schmid, ed. 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.

External links[edit]