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Great Quintets
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30 PM at The Concert Hall at Drew University

Great Quintets

A sublime and masterful duo by Mozart opens a program celebrating the art of the string quintet, a genre virtually invented by the viola-playing Mozart which allows for the addition of a second viola to the hallowed ensemble of the string quartet. Mozart's six quintets set the standard for later masters to emulate, as you will hear in Dvořák's exuberant "American" quintet, composed in Spillville, Iowa.


  • Mozart Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for Violin and Viola, K. 424 (1783)
  • Mozart Quintet in G minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 516 (1787)
  • Dvořák Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American” (1893)