Quartets for Flute; Violin; Viola; and Violoncello by : Henrik Wiese : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A very readable foreword and extensive Critical Commentary with all necessary information enrich this Urtext edition by master Munich flautist and Mozart expert Henrik Wiese. One may learn there; for instance; that there are some peculiarities in the transmission history of Mozart's flour flute quartets: one quartet (C Major; Anh. 171 [K. 285b]) is in all likelihood falsey attributed and thus not by Mozart at all; another (G Major; K. 285a) survives in only two movements; and peculiarly at that; raising at least some doubts about the established version; and a third flute quartet; though doubtless by Mozart; remains completely misdated in the Kochel catalog (that in A Major; K. 298; composed in 1786 not 1778). Only the first flute quartet; in D Major (K. 285); can be dated clearly; to Mozart's stay in Mannheim in 1777. There he had fallen hopelessly in love with Aloysia Weber; the elder sister of Costanze who years later would become his wife. This masterful edition is worth acquiring for this work alone.
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|Publisher||Henle Urtext Edition|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||12.2 x 9.25 x 0.284 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.92 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL51480635|
| 1st Publication Date||11/2006|
Title: Mozart: Quartet No. 4 for Flute; Violin; Viola and Violoncello A major KV 298
Title: Mozart: Quartet No. 1 for Flute; Violin; Viola and Violoncello D major KV 285
Title: Mozart: Quartet No. 3 for Flute; Violin; Viola and Violoncello C major KV 285b (Anh. 171)
Title: Mozart: Quartet No. 2 for Flute; Violin; Viola and Violoncello G major KV 285a