Divertimenti were a popular genre in the 18th century, offering listeners a lighthearted "diversion" at social functions. Mozart wrote these three pieces for string quartet in Salzburg in 1772. The three-movement Italian-style compositions require only wind parts to assume another form, hence their common description as the "Salzburg Symphonies."
This authoritative, inexpensive edition of the ever-popular composer's works features three additional quartets: "Spring," "Dissonance," and "Prussian No. 1" Quartets