Short, sparkling, brilliant pieces for flexible ensemble of six to fourteen players. Often recorded and performed, the 17 Divertmenti are increasingly popular with music lovers and essential for Mozart lovers. Arranged here for flexible ensemble a large and diverse number of instrument. Breitkopf & Hortel edition.
This is a delightful selection of Mozart divertimenti (17 of the 23 that he wrote) but the layout is rather awkward. Although the book is 240 pages long and is just over A4 size, inside the scores resemble study scores and are very impractical for playing from. It is good for studying and as a companion for Mozart enthusiasts but not for chamber music groups. The book binding quality is not too bad for an American publication but is not suited to heavy use. Anonymous
- (Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria)