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Rondo in G Major

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2016

Price: €20.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: 7 min.

      The G Major Rondo (originally in F) exists in two piano versions. It was initially composed as an isolated piano piece in 1786. Then a year later, in need of a third movement to finish his F Major Piano Sonata, K. 533, Mozart reworked this Rondo, adapting it to the highly contrapuntal style of his last and perhaps greatest Sonata. He changed articulations and added a soaring 27-bar fugal stretto, based on the first two measures of the opening theme to create, in effect, a cadenza that acts as a culmination of the work’s thematic development...

  • Instrumentation +
    • Flute and Piano

  • About the composer +
    • Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Gaia Gomes
      Photo of Robert Stallman: Lisa Kohler
      Engraving: Henrik Svitzer
      Painting of Mozart: Joseph Lange
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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