Mozart’s String Quintet No. 4 (1787) draws the notions of pain, anxiety and despair. Its silent loneliness sometimes reaches the light of naive and cheerful moments. This deep and heartrending work is quite unusual in Mozart’s joyful catalogue.
Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence (1890) insidiously sets discreet chromaticism, but a melodic – and rather abstract – beauty stands out in vivid lyricism.