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Andante in C major, K315 K285e

composer
cadenza by Marc Grauwels; SIGCD467: cadenzas by Rachel Brown

 
The origin of Mozart’s Andante for flute and orchestra in C major, K315 has been the subject of debate. Two dates have been suggested—the winter of 1777 or early spring 1779—while the motivation for its composition is unclear. After the briefest of introductions, unusually scored for pizzicato strings with oboes and horns, the flute begins a lyrical, sustained arioso, which continues with the second theme in G major. In character the melodic material anticipates The Magic Flute of more than ten years later. Following a brief central quasi-development episode which passes through G minor and D minor, Mozart enhances the recapitulation with little variants in the transition and the second theme. The opening pizzicato tutti returns several times throughout as a kind of punctuating landmark. A cadenza and a brief coda conclude this gem of a piece.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016

Recordings

Mozart/Nielsen: Flute Concertos
This album is not yet available for downloadSIGCD467Download only 4 November 2016 Release
Mozart: Flute Concertos
CDA66393Archive Service
Mozart: Complete Music for Flute
CDS44011/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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Track 4 on SIGCD467 [6'38] Download only 4 November 2016 Release
Track 4 on CDA66393 [6'14] Archive Service
Track 4 on CDS44011/3 CD3 [6'14] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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