It’s our longest MOOOC lesson so far, with a huge amount of detail and lots of guided score-reading. I am going to keep the instructions very simple and straightforward here. There are no resources to study this lesson, just score-reading and scoring.


Mozart Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, K. 478,_K.478_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus)
The Breitkopf edition is fine.
The Nash Ensemble recording on the IMSLP page is serviceable.

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet no. 3 in B minor, op. 3,_Op.3_(Mendelssohn,_Felix)
Only one full score, the Rietz, not bad at all.
Viewing: (a little scratchy)

Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat, op. 47,_Op.47_(Schumann,_Robert)
Clara Schumann’s edition is the best, or the Niemann. The recording is okay.

Brahms Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, op. 60,_Op.60_(Brahms,_Johannes)
More recent editions are fine, the IMSLP recording works, but the YouTube clip below is better.

Dvorak Piano Quartet no. 2 in E-flat, op. 87,_Op.87_(Dvořák,_Anton%C3%ADn)
The IMSLP score and recording are both great.

Fauré Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor, op. 15,_Op.15_(Fauré,_Gabriel)
IMSLP score and recording fine.


Weber Piano Quartet in in B-flat, J.76,_J.76_(Weber,_Carl_Maria_von)
The Peters edition is best. Viewing:

Schubert Adagio e Rondo concertante, D. 487,_D.487_(Schubert,_Franz)
Peters edition easiest to read. Viewing:


Score 2-3 minute work for piano quartet that represents your own style as guided by the craft we’ve studied up to this point. Let your ideas come naturally out of the scoring possibilities as stated at the end of the video, and as listed in Lessons 1-6. Do what you can with this, because our last lesson’s assignment is going to be very structured.