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The Musical Universe of Paul Klee. Organized on the occasion of the exhibition Paul Klee: Master of Bauhaus

String quartet No 15 in D Minor KV 421 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4/10/2013

Among the most prominent chamber works Klee performed on a regular basis were Mozart’s string quartets, due to his special predilection for the composer. This String Quartet No. 15 in D minor K. 421, composed in 1783, forms part of the six Mozart dedicated “to my dear friend Haydn” and it is the only one of the set composed in a minor key. Its first movement is based on an intimate and melancholic melody. It is followed by an “Andante” in the major, leading to a “Menuetto” whose lyrical passages alternate with the popular nature of the “Trio”. The work concludes with an “Allegretto ma non troppo” in siciliana rhythm, followed by four very contrasting variations.

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