Many editions are available of these attractive and straightforward sonatinas, but this is a very good choice, worth the small extra cost. The print is clear and the paper good. The editor has carefully re-researched the music, and has supplied a helpful introduction and thoughtful guidance on expression, articulation and fingering. There is also, as part of the package, a CD performance of all six sonatinas, lasting 59 minutes. Mozart’s original compositions were serenades for wind trio but they were much transcribed and reassembled by contemporary publishers immediately after his death, including for piano. This is a thoughtful, carefully prepared modern performance edition offering attractive Mozart easily accessible to the intermediate pianist.
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