If it is true that the pieces were written as Tafelmusik for the Archbishop of Salzburgthen there must have been specific and regularly recurring events every winter and summer accounting for this pattern; so far, though, none P.E.
2000 - Various - Studio 33 - The 31st Story been found. The two summer datings of July and August could perhaps be linked to the semester holidays at the university at which time the students were responsible for the Finalmusik played at the summer residence of the Prince Archbishop, amongst others.
For the two January dates, however, possible occasions of this kind have not been identified. This two-fold occurrence of adjacent keys in the circle of fifths suitable for wind instruments may have been conceived with something of a pedagogical intention, most likely by Leopold Mozart.
Within the five works the sequence of keys throughout the 3. Romance - Mozart* - Serenades & Divertimenti For Winds / Für Bläser is quite regular. The Trios of the Menuetti are in the subdominant key, except for that of K which is the related minor key. The designation divertimento found on each of the autographs is in Leopold Mozart's hand.
This and the fact that he numbered the pieces from I to V is a strong indication that he wanted to have the pieces printed. The five divertimenti were, however, never published during the Mozarts' lifetimes, perhaps due to the missing sixth piece.
The Neue Mozart Ausgabe NMA quite rightly states that the five sextets have been underestimated in both the literature and musical practice: they are seldom performed in concert programs and the relevant literature usually mentions them only briefly without any detailed examination. This underestimation is most likely mainly due to the notion that, as mere "table music", the divertimenti are musically too superficial to deserve the attention the rest of Mozart's oeuvre does.
Taking into account the restricted technical capabilities of the wind instruments featured here, these divertimenti can stand comparison with the Italian string quartets from the point of view of both compositional technique and richness of invention. The rich palette of tone colours associated with the oboes, horns and bassoons actually gives these works a particular sound not found in the works for strings. The work consists of the following four movements:. This first sextet is the least sophisticated of the set.
The Allegro spiritoso is in sonata form but the development section is quite brief. The subsequent Andante has a ternary structure and sees the first oboe paired with the first bassoon, and the second oboe briefly with the second bassoon. The most important feature of the final Contredanse en Rondeau are the horns which are given the opportunity to shine as soloists on several occasions. The opening Allegro is more elaborate than the corresponding movement in K with a fuller second subject and a recapitulation starting in the middle of the first subject; the formal repetition of the opening statement is reserved for the very end of the movement.
The Menuetto is quite striking due to the droning second oboe during the opening statement and the dotted rhythms the different voices seem to be teasing each other with during the repeat of this statement. The Allegro finale is in sonata form and more 3. Romance - Mozart* - Serenades & Divertimenti For Winds / Für Bläser than melodic, save for the gentle C minor second subject first presented by the first oboe and then repeated, an octave lower, by the first bassoon.
According to the explicit indication in the autograph the horns in K are corni alti in B [ high horns in B-flat]. In Absolute Zero (Old School V2.0) - UCNX - Eckstrahschitt Menuetto the first horn is prominently brought to the foreground; the subsequent Trio is in the solemn key of A-flat major.
The work consists of the following three movements:. The syncopated Andante theme of the initial movement could be a creation of Mozart himself and in the subsequent variations the composer entrusts solo tasks to all three pairs of instruments, including the horns. The second has the theme in the first oboe supported by a dialogue between second oboe and second Daach Sinn Juwele - The Piano Has Been Drinking.
- Nachtgedanken in triplets. In the third, first oboe and first bassoon present the 3. Romance - Mozart* - Serenades & Divertimenti For Winds / Für Bläser in octaves, while the fourth combines both oboes and both horns in the reworked theme with both bassoons in frantic 32nd-note figurations below. The fifth is the customary Adagio variation displaying a legato line and great clarity.
The sixth constitutes the reprise of the Andante theme but played Allegretto : at the end of the fifth variation the autograph mentions variatio 6: ta il thema ma allegretto.
The calm Trio contrasts the more noble and expressive Menuetto. The ternary Allegro assai opens with a bold unisono statement and closes with a coda. The fifth and final divertimento is the most sophisticated of the set.
The Allegro molto is in full sonata form with a development section and a varied repeat in the recapitulation. The Andantino is a gavotte with a tiny but delightful three-beat canonic episode between first oboe and second bassoon at the beginning; the coda features four bars of Alberti-bass accompaniment for the first horn bringing the latter to prominence. Based on its structure, however, it is highly unlikely that it was actually composed by Mozart: the decidedly obsolete writing seen from the many consecutive fifths Jesus Muzik (Dubstep Remix) - Lecrae - Rehab Deluxe octaves, sometimes involving even the outer parts, the constant motion in parallel thirds and comparative lack of fantasy in the use of the horns, speaks against the authenticity of the piece.
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