Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Late Chamber Works for Strings. Facsimile of the Autograph Manuscripts in the British Library: Add. MS 37764, Add. MS 37765, Zweig MS 60. With an Introduction by Alan Tyson.

[Quartets, strings, K.499, 575, 589, 590; quintet, strings, K.614]

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British Library Music Facsimiles, V. London, 1987. Oblong, 38 x 29 cm, xiv, 152 pp. Beautifully printed duotone of the autograph scores. This rich composite of Mozart’s string music includes the 4 last string quartets of the composer, plus the Eb quintet K.614, his last piece for strings alone. The quartet K.499 is known as the “Hofmeister”, while K.575, 589 & 590 are called the “Prussian”, being written for Wilhelm II King of Prussia (they contain striking cello passages, the instrument that the King played). Dark blue buckram with gold lettering.  OUT OF PRINT

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