Mozart String Quartet in C, K.465 "Dissonant"
IV: Allegro molto
If I had to summarize this movement in one word, it would probably be "upbeat". From the first phrase you hear, you feel like the music is bringing you forward with it. Everything about this movement keeps you going: the energetic melodies, the springy tempo, the strong harmonic pulls, the driving imitations... you get the idea.
This last movement is in (surprise!)
pretty little singing passage that seems to pop out of
nowhere... which then quickly disappears, allowing the music to go
on as if nothing had ever happened. Other than that, the movement
follows the basic everyday sonata form... the coda in particular is quite-well
done, as each of the instruments join together in unison on moment,
then spread out their own ways, only to come together again, etc...
until finally they all join together on the final, exuberant
Hear this Movement
Recorded: in the TJHSST Auditorium on June 30, 1999
Violins: Michael Wilber, 1st; Laura Carr, 2nd;
Viola: Hazel Cheilek;
Cello: Charles Han;
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