Gran Partita K361 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Schwencke. Winds, Strings and Piano. For oboe, violin, viola (clarinet), cello and piano. This edition: Facsimile Editions. A splendid arrangement of this masterpiece. A part allowing Clarinet substitution for viola is provided. Extremely readable facimile edition, at a fraction of the price of a competing modern edition.. Classical. Score and parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RFE-28).
Johann Friedrich Schwencke (sometimes spelled "Schwenke") was born in Hamburg on April 30th, 1792 and died there on September 28th, 1852. He studied clarinet with his uncle, H.A.F. Hartmann, but had to give it up because of tuberculosis. He became an organist and was appointed to St. Nicholas Church in Hamburg in 1829. Besides this masterful arrangement of Mozart's Gran Partita, Schwencke made five other published chamber arrangements of which the Rosewood editors are aware: Mozart's Concerto K.622 for Clarinet (arranged for piano and string quartet); Spohr's Octet Opus 32 (RFE 45, arranged for piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin/clarinet, viola, cello and bass ad lib.); Spohr's Nonet Opus 31 (RFE 48, arranged for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello); Spohr's Notturno (arranged for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello); and Beethoven's Septet (arranged for piano, violin, viola and cello).