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There are two fermatas (holds) in the first movement. It is uncertain whether Mozart really wished the top instrument in the ensemble to improvise—often such holds imply improvisation by the principal voice—or whether Mozart was wittily stopping the music for a few seconds to see whether the Archbishop would look up from his plate!
from notes by Robert Levin © 2015
Reprinted from the New York Philomusica synoptic edition of the Mozart divertimenti and wind serenades by permission