MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Serenade in G-Dur KV 525. Faksimile der autographen Partitur. Einführung von Wolfgang Rehm

[Serenade, strings, K.525, G major]

Mozart, Serenade in G Major, K.525
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Leipzig, 1989. Oblong, 33 x 25 cm, viii, 14 pp. Collotype of the autograph score completed August 10, 1787. This celebrated serenade or "party music" in 4 movements originally had a 5th movement—two minuets and the corresponding trio are now lost. The autograph calls for 2 violins, viola, violoncello and bass (string quintet) but it is often performed by a larger orchestra. The manuscript was rediscovered by Manfred Gorke in 1943; it then went to Karl Vötterle, avid collector and founder of Bärenreiter Verlag who sold it for 50,000 Deutschmarks after WW2 to help rebuild the destroyed publishing house. It is now in private hands in Basel. Introduction in French, German & English. Handsome binding in linen with red and gold title stamp. $75

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