on period instruments


Moshe Aron Epstein on an original classical flute built in 1780
Tali Goldberg  violin
Rachel Ringelstein viola
Myrna Herzog  cello


Although Mozart referred to the flute as “an instrument I cannot bear”, he wrote wonderful music for it in his symphonies, concertos and operas. His four flute quartets are unique musical gems, displaying great diversity, charm, pathos and also humor!


Listen to them in the warm sonority of the period instruments, performed by some of Israel's most distinguished chamber musicians.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

The Complete Flute Quartets on Period Instruments


משה א. אפשטיין חליל קלאסי

Moshe Aron Epstein classical flute

טלי גולדברג כינור

Tali Goldberg violin

רחל רינגלשטיין וִיוֹלָה

Rachel Ringelstein viola

מירנה הרצוג צ'לו

Myrna Herzog cello



Quartet in A major KV 298 (1786) רביעייה בלה מג'ור

Thema. Andante – Variation I – Variation II – Variation III – Variation IV

Menuetto – Trio – Da capo Menuetto

Rondeau. Allegretto grazioso, mà non troppo presto, però non troppo adagio. Così-Così – con molto garbo ed espressione


Quartet in D major KV 285 (1777) רביעייה ברה מג'ור

Allegro – Adagio – Rondeau. Allegretto


Quartet in G major KV 285a (1777 – 78) רביעייה בסול מג'ור

Andante – Tempo di Menuetto


Quartet in C major KV Anh. 171 (285b) (1786 – 87?) רביעייה בדו מז'ור

Allegro – Andantino (Theme and 5 Variations) – Adagio – Variation VI – Allegro