With the kind permission of Don, the original uploader, I am posting two of the finest of the quintets, starting today with K515 in C.
K 515 and 516 are an amazing pair of works. 516, the famous G minor, is one of Mozart's most searching works. By comparison, 515, in C major, is more elusive. For sure, the slow movement has a serenity that is breathtaking, but the first movement is all in the soft-spoken dialogue between the violins and the violas. It's art that does nothing to advertise its presence. As the years have gone by, I realise that 515 is one of the works I listen to most often, and there are few occasions in life when it cannot bring solace.
The Leipzig quartet are joined by the violist Hartmut Rode in this beautiful concert recording, captured losslessly from German radio. The files are apple lossless.
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