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String Duos for Violin and Viola K423, 424

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chamber Ensemble String Instruments (Various) (String Duo)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Anja Bensieck. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = VIII and 27 * K. 423 Vl = 8 * Va = 8 * K. 424 Vl = 8 * Va = 6. Classical. Set of Parts. 68 pages. G. Henle #HN624. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480624).

Item Number: HL.51480624

9.25x12.25 inches.

After moving to Vienna in 1781, Mozart returned only once to his hometown of Salzburg, and that was from the end of July to the end of October 1783 in the company of his young wife Constaze. Just as we know little for certain about the events of those months, Mozart also seems to have composed equally little there. Just these two exquisite duos for violin and viola come from this period, and even they were apparently written as a friendly favor for Salzburg composer Michael Haydn (younger brother of Joseph Haydn), who for reasons of acute ill health was unable to complete a commissioned composition. Henle's Urtext edition is based on the carefully notated autograph manuscripts; the first edition appeared only in 1792, shortly after Mozart's death, making its value as a source debatable. In addition to a complete score of this wonderfully intimate chamber music, foldout instrumental are included, facilitating comfortable performance.

  • Duo (Violin and Viola), G major, KV 423 (String duos, string trios)  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Duo (Violin and Viola), B flat major, KV 424 (String duos, string trios)  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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  • April 02, 2018 Great edition

    This was the first “repertoire” piece I learned for viola after I began viola (Coming from being an intermediate/advanced violinist). It is great fun to play, and has challenging parts.

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