Mozart composed his delightful Divertimento in D Major, along with its two companions, during down-time in Salzburg in the winter of 1772. It is a fine example of his ambitious work in a genre traditionally designated as “light” music. Mozart’s Flute Quartet No.1 is a bright, flirtatious work that opens with a famous melody; the Adagio finds the flute singing a dusky song over pizzicato strings, before the lively finale with its playful exchanges between flute and violin. Dvorák’s American Quartet combines the inspiration of the composer’s new home with his Slavonic roots in a work that is a triumph of melodic vision.

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Works and composers

Mozart Divertimento in D K.136
Mozart Flute Quartet in D K.285
Dvořák String Quartet No.12 in F Op.96 'American'