January 12 – Instrument Wannabe

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K.617
Sometimes, composers feel like venturing outside the traditional realm of classical music. Even those who typically wrote music for standard instruments—strings, woodwinds, brass, piano—liked to experiment every now and then. In this piece, Mozart spices things up with a glass harmonica, which produces a sound akin to a set of tuned wine glasses!

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