String Quartet in D minor KV173 "Vienna Quartet No.6"

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This Quartet was composed in Vienna in 1773. It was the third journey into Vienna for Mozart. Six Quartets, KV168, KV169, KV170, KV171, KV172, KV173, are called as Vienna-Quartets. It is the only one piece written in minor key among six Vienna Quartets. It consists of the following four movements. The movement IV is a chromatic fugue and magnificent. Mozart had studied counterpoint-music in Vienna and used fugues for the last movements of this piece and No.1 KV168. Please remember that the next string quartet, the famous Haydn Quartets No.1 KV.387 composed in 1782, also has a fugue in the last movement.

I. Allegro ma molto moderato II. Andantino grazioso III. Menuetto IV. Allegro

Score ID
ACORDO Sheet Music
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
16 minutes
String quartet
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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