Today’s Noontime Concerts™ recital at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral featured the Temescal String Quartet (violinists Barbara Riccardi and Katherine Button, violist Jonna Hervig, and cellist Ruth Lane) with guest artist Tom Rose on clarinet. Both works on the program were by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The first, K. 168 in F major, was composed in Vienna in September of 1773 while he was employed as court musician to Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo of Salzburg (his first “professional” commitment after years of touring with his father Leopold). The second was the K. 581 quintet for clarinet and strings in A major, composed during his final years in Vienna for the clarinetist Anton Stadler.
Examiner review of Temescal String Quartet — 2011 September 27