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CONCERTO in Bb major K191

CONCERTO in Bb major K191

 
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Printed Edition
Composer:Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Instrumentation:bn. pft.
Publisher Ref:BA4868-90
The teenage Mozart's first wind concerto and a cornerstone of the bassoon concert repertoire.

Price: £14.00
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Arranger:Schelhaas, Martin
Editor:Giegling, Fritz
Skill Level:D
Duration:20'00
Series Title:BARENREITER URTEXT
Publisher:Barenreiter Edition
Year of Issue:2003
ISMN:M006458097
ISBN:none specified
The autograph score to this concerto is lost but it is known to have been written in Salzburg in 1774 and is the first wind concerto that Mozart composed. The only source available is a set of printed parts published by André in about 1790 with a second impression in 1805. It shows the eighteen year old Mozart moulding the music to achieve a balanced interplay between soloist and orchestra - a principle which was worked out to perfection in his later piano concertos. The fairly direct writing of the solo part of the Rondo finale suggests that Mozart might have had a talented amateur bassoonist in mind and that the dedicatee could have been Baron von Dürniz. He owned seventy-four works by Mozart, but the score to this concerto was not one of them.

In the Preface to this edition, the experienced musicologist Franz Giegling explains that he has taken the bassoon part unchanged from his own edition of the concerto published by Barenreiter in the scholarly 'New Mozart Edition'. This is also the source of Martin Schelhaas's reduction of the orchestral parts for piano. The Preface includes full Performance Practice Comments by the accomplished solo and orchestral bassoonist Jane Gower which cover the appoggiatura, articulation, cadenzas and 'Eingänge' (literally 'entrances'), both of which she has written, and extemporised ornaments.





  • Allegro
  • Andante ma Adagio
  • RONDO - Tempo di Menuetto


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