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2015 Schubert Disc 4

Clues to Schubert’s compositional aspirations are revealed by his deep admiration of Mozart and Beethoven. Mozart’s String Quartet in d minor, K. 421, the second of his six “Haydn” Quartets, is paired with Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major for Winds and Strings, op. 20, the genre-defying work known to have inspired Schubert’s Octet, composed in 1824 (Disc 6).