Signature 2


Ah, I feel it, it has disappeared
Forever gone love’s happiness!

[Mozart – Die Zauberflöte
Bernard Haitink/Lucia Popp/Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Warner Classics]

Lost love, rejection, despair: no, I know it’s not chamber music, but Pamina’s deeply moving aria from the second act of The Magic Flute demonstrates perfectly the emotions that Mozart associated with the key of g minor. There are two major chamber works in that key, the Piano Quartet, K. 478 and the String Quintet K. 516

key g

— this week we explore the dark side!

Course materials:

A list of all 23 Mozart quartets plus some other useful bits and pieces:

Quartet List

Cycle of 5ths

Keyboard graphic 2 octaves

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