Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Musical Joke K. 522 (Study Score)

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Catalogue No: HN7281
Format: Books | Study Score

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's A Musical Joke is filled with intentional mistakes by the composer, who inserted odd notes into this amusing and mischievous piece in order to take an angry side-swipe at dilettante composer-colleagues of his time, whose lack of imagination and artless compositional technique are here mercilessly demonstrated - the piece was not intended to parody musicians who play wrong notes as its later title “Village Musicians” suggests.

A musical and intellectual delight for today’s performers and audiences alike, this piece is now performable for the first time using a genuine Urtext quality edition based on the autograph in Berlin.

A Musical Joke is scored for 2 Violins, Viola, Basso and 2 Horns in F.

Published on: 15 December 2016
No of pages: 42
Language: English
Publisher: Henle Verlag