Mozart's Oboe Quartet
Mozart received a request to write a work for the oboe at a time when he was most preoccupied with composing his opera Idomeneo. But the request came from a principal musician in the Elector of Bavaria’s orchestra, an oboist known for his beautiful tone and expressivity. It was the timing of the request and the talent of the soloist that most likely led Mozart to give the oboe an aria-like role in this quartet we’ll hear at noon for Midday Mozart with Bethany Cagle. Join us!