Rafael Kubelík (1914-96)

For me, Rafael Kubelík was a particularly persuasive conductor of this masterwork. From his several recordings of K504 here is his 1981 Bavarian Radio version for CBS/Sony. Ideal pacing and repeat scheme (none until the Finale, although both halves of that movement would have been welcome) and short grace notes in the slow movement.

Another of my favourite works by Mozart: the Clarinet Quintet, K581. Jack Brymer’s recording with the Allegri Quartet for Philips, December 1969.

One of my favourite pieces by Mozart.