5 Nov 2019

MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546

From Music Alive, 8:02 pm on 5 November 2019

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Performed by the Brodsky Quartet at their 'Fugues' concert for CMNZ, Auckland Concert Chamber, 13 May 2019.

Brodsky Quartet

Brodsky Quartet Photo: Duncan Elliot Matthews

In the late 18th Century, Bach’s music had a dip in popularity. But Mozart was a fervent devotee – he belonged to a circle of musicians in Vienna led by the Imperial Court Librarian Baron van Swieten who gathered weekly to play music by Bach and Handel.

In 1783, Mozart wrote a C minor fugue for two pianos and later he worked it up for strings and added an introductory Adagio.

Recorded by RNZ in the Concert Chamber of Auckland Town Hall, 13 May 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay