String Quintets Nos.1-6
(NTSC Region 0, 2PC)
Mozart's infrequently performed String Quintets for two violins, two violas and cello, penned during the last four years of his life, show the composer at his best. Mozart created models for the genre so imposing that it is hard not to speculate on what it's future might have been if Mozart had not died so young. This two-DVD set of the complete quintets features an all-star ensemble including Renaud Capuçon, Alina Ibragimova, Gérard Caussé, Léa Hennino and Clemens Hagen. The performances were filmed live in January 2014 at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.