Clarinet Quintet in A major
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6. Clarinet Quintet in A major
Mozart only wrote one clarinet quintet – a piece for string quartet plus clarinet – but he’s proven he knows how to get the best from the instrument. The lyrical tunes and the similarities to the clarinet concerto have ensured both pieces remain extremely popular: both are in A major, and they were written for the same clarinetist, Anton Stadler.