Quartett in g für Klavier, Violine, Viola und
Violoncello KV 478.
Faksimile nach dem Autograph
im Museum der Chopin-Gesellschaft in Warschau. Mit einer
Einführung von Faye Ferguson.
piano, violin, viola & violoncello, K.478, G minor]
detail of page
Kassel, 1991. Oblong, 34 x 25 cm, 14, 40 pp.
Halftone of the autograph score dated 16 October
1785. The instrumental force called for here—cembalo (fortepiano),
violin, viola, and
violoncello—was practically a novelty at that time. The manuscript
shows a visible alteration in the viola part from a treble clef to an
alto clef at the beginning of the first, second and third movements,
suggesting that Mozart first thought of scoring the work with two
violins. In any case the
viola voice adds a wonderful sonorous element that Mozart exploits.
Preface in Ger-Pol-Eng.
Handsome binding with green laid paper boards and embossed label. $129
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