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Tasting Music 3 — Mozart, String Quartet in E Flat, K. 428

  • Rôtie Cellars Production Facility 510 East Boeing Avenue Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet in E flat, K. 428
I.   Allegro non troppo
II.  Andante con moto
III. Menuetto and Trio. Allegro
IV. Allegro vivace

If he was alive today, Mozart would love the Tasting Music Series. He would appreciate the convivial atmosphere, the celebration of music and the opportunity to indulge in fine wine.

While he most certainly wouldn’t be able to pay his tab at the end of the evening, his finances were perpetually in a shambles, we would all step up and cover his share. So, for the third installment of the 2016 Tasting Music Series, we visit Rôtie Cellars Production Facility and raise a glass to Mozart. His String Quartet in E Flat, K. 428 serves as the perfect piece of music for the occasion. Upon hearing this work, Haydn told Mozart’s father, Leopold, “I tell you before God, and as an honest man, that your son is the greatest composer I know, either personally or by reputation…” High praise from the greatest living composer of the day! To Mozart!

 Artists: Timothy Christie, viola; Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahky, violin; and Sally Singer Tuttle, cello.

Commentary: Timothy Christie

Doors open at 5:00pm