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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 four flute quartets: one quartet (C major; Anh. 171 [K. 285b]) is in all likelihood falsely 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 Köchel catalogue (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 Constanze who years later would become his wife. This masterful edition is worth acquiring for this work alone.