No exposure to Mozart would be complete without taking into account his considerable chamber music output. There are works for almost every combination of instruments from his time, and they all offer riches and insight into this amazing composer.
String Chamber Music
Mozart's 23 string quartets traverse most of the years of his compositional life, showing his continual expansion of the form. In addition, there are wonderful duets, trios, quintets for strings alone, as well as string works with winds (the flute quartets and the masterful clarinet quintet, for example).
Woodwind Chamber Music
The innovator Mozart utilized the eighteenth-century advances in wind instrument construction to write works for oboe, clarinet, flute, bassoon - masterworks all.
Keyboard Chamber Music
A consummate pianist, Mozart created the piano quartet form (violin, viola, cello, piano), influencing composers every since. His sonatas for piano and violin span a good number of his working years, as well as other wonderful chamber works utilizing keyboard.
From a young age, Mozart was centered around the dramatic and musical potential of the human voice, as evidenced in his operas and choral works. Other vocal works are less well-known, yet offer absolutely beautiful music-making.
Considered one of the finest pianists of his time, Mozart wrote 18 piano sonatas, as well as numerous other marvelous works for keyboard.