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× The Age of Reason offers three outstanding chamber works from the Classical period that reflect the era’s meticulous attention to melody, balance, and form. Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano—amazingly composed, according to legend, during a game of skittles—demonstrates the composer’s complete understanding of instrumental color, while his Oboe Quartet delicately balances a virtuosic concertante oboe part with an intimate dialogue in the strings. Beethoven’s towering Archduke Trio reflects the transposed the virtues of the Classical period to a grander plane, inventing an imposing, magnificent, and ingeniously constructed work from a minimal amount of musical material.