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Dissonance - Mozart String Quartet in C Major K465

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Diderot String Quartet - Mozart "Dissonance" Quartet, Movement 3
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Completed less than two weeks before his 29th birthday, W.A. Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet is a prime example of the composer's genius. This quartet, along with five others, was dedicated to Mozart's friend and mentor, Franz Joseph Haydn. Affectionately called "Papa" by Mozart and other musicians in his circle, the elder Haydn would join other composers in Mozart's apartment in Vienna to perform each other's works. Haydn grew so impressed with Mozart that he once stated "He is the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name." However, when it came to the "Dissonance" Quartet even "Papa" Haydn had his reservations about its disturbing eponymous opening, reportedly saying "if Herr Mozart wrote it he must have meant it."

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