Terrible Counterpoint in Mozart's "A Musical Joke" ("Ein Musikalischer Spaß")

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Richard Atkinson discusses the intentionally terrible counterpoint in Mozart’s K. 522 Divertimento, entitled “Ein musikalischer Spaß,” traditionally translated as “A Musical Joke.” This is a fair use educational commentary that uses small excerpts from the following recordings/performances:

Mozart, Ein musikalischer Spaß: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzaQixVGoQg

Haydn, Op. 20 No. 3 Quartet in G minor: Quatuor Mosaïques

Haydn, Symphonies No. 66 in B flat and No. 60 in C: The Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood

Mozart, Quartet in A, K. 464: Quatuor Mosaïques

Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate (motet), K. 165: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYHPKkIHytA

Haydn, Op. 33 No. 3 Quartet in C: Apponyi Quartet

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