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Dissonance and the beginning of romantic music
Mozart Dissonance quartet was barely written before it was already criticized, altered and 'improved'. It stands at the beginning of a tradition of music that moves away from the outwardly entertaining and superficially pleasing to a new type of art which puts the artist smack into the foreground. In some ways, K. 465 is the beginning of it all -- and that's why so many felt so troubled by Mozart's Ab/A cross relations.
I prefer the present recording by the Moyzes Quartet for the simple reason that the players do not shy away from pressing exactly that point. This is one of the most 'romantic' performances of 465, the one that shows, in my opinion, the course music would soon take, with Beethoven and the romantic movement to come.
Anyone used to a light, easy and at times hysterical Mozart, this recording will reveal clearly how far ahead of his time Mozart really was, and how critically misjudged by the music establishment he still remains.more....
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