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String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, KV. 387 Spring

The New York Woodwind Quintet Library Series

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Woodwind Quintet (Score & Parts)
The New York Woodwind Quintet Library Series. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by William Purvis. Southern Music. Classical. Southern Music Company #SU782. Published by Southern Music Company (HL.124646).

Item Number: HL.124646

9x12 inches. Mozart/trans. William Purvis.

The first\|question is why transcribe a work such as Mozart's String Quartet KV 387, which is so perfectly rendered in the original, for another instrumental ensemble?\|The only answer for wind players is to have the opportunity to play and learn\|from this great work directly. Mozart\|loved the wind instruments, but wrote for them rather differently than for the\|strings. Of course, it is much easier for the strings to produce a seamless,\|blended sound. The winds, which all produce sound differently, will have to\|work hard for this, particularly in the first and third movements of KV387. In\|the second movement, with its strange sudden dynamic changes highlighting\|individual voices, and in the fourth movement, with its brilliant contrapuntal\|writing (a fourth movement of the Jupiter Symphony in miniature), the winds can contribute more color and individuality.

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