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Piano Quartets KV 478 und 493

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano quartet
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = 73 * Vl Part = 16 * Va Part = 16 * Vc Part = 12. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN196. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480196).

Item Number: HL.51480196

9.25x12.25 inches.

It is hardly imaginable today, but the Viennese public of Mozart's time was unable to appreciate the beauties of Mozart's Piano Quartet K. 478. It was not accustomed to the dramatic g minor character - especially of the first movement - coming from this composer. And thus it came about that the publisher Hoffmeister refused to print any further quartets; after K. 478, Mozart wrote only the E flat major Quartet K. 493, although a series of six works had originally been planned. What a pity! Today the two piano quartets rank among the landmarks of Mozartian chamber music and continue to enjoy a great status.

  • Mozart: Quartet g minor KV 478 
  • Mozart: Quartet E flat major KV 493 

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  • 2018-06-04 08:30:17.0 Excellent edition

    As usual, the Henle Edition is a top choice for serious musicians. I especially enjoy the fact that their scores lie flat on thé pianomusic rack, which is not always the case with other éditions. Clear printing with adequate spacing between staffs.

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