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Clarinet Concerto in A Major (I. Allegro) by Mozart. Sheet music for Clarinet, page 1.

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Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major (I. Allegro)

Sheet music for clarinet

Info: From works Mozart composed for the noted Viennese clarinetist Anton Stadler (1753-1812), the Clarinet Quintet in A, K581, written in 1789, and the current Concerto in A, completed less than two months before the composer's death in 1791 , are the crowning achievements. Work on the Concerto began in 1789. Mozart originally intended the work to be for bass horn, but revised it for clarinet. However, the widely known version today differs from the work Mozart produced for Stadler, as the original version was written for an instrument with an extended bass compass that allowed Stadler to demonstrate his famous ability to play low notes. The transcription for standard clarinet (published ten years after Mozart's death) therefore requires an octave transcription of the notes that cannot be produced in it, which changes the color of the work. The first performance was given by Stadler on October 16, 1791, not in Vienna but at his benefit concert at the Theater in Prague. It, therefore, seems certain that the composer has never heard the composition that has become one of his best known. Fused into the usual three movements, the smooth, nostalgic lyricism of much of the Clarinet Concerto has attracted such epithets as "farewell" and "autumnal," an assessment that minimizes the extraordinary vigor and vivacity of this inspired work.
Opus number: K. 622
Date: 1791
Artist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Born: 27 January 1756, Salzburg
Died: 5 December 1791, Vienna
The artist: A child prodigy, Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old and his first opera at 12. He went on to write some of the most important masterpieces of the Classical era, including symphonies, operas, string quartets and piano music.
Instrument: Clarinet
Key: C major
Range: E3 - G6
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 122 BPM
Duration: 11:47
Pages: 10
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Classical
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