Since the Parker Quartet recently adjusted their program to include Mozart's String Quartet in B-flat Major (K. 589), we've added a recording and the score to this page. We kept the Bartók as well for your listening/learning pleasure! Here is a guided listening exercise for the Mozart:
Mozart composed this piece in the hopes of attracting patronage from the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, who was also an amateur cellist.
Do you notice anything special about the cello part that may have appealed to King Wilhelm II? How does the cello stand out to you?