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Ich würd' auf meinem Pfad, K390

catalogued as K340c in sixth edition
author of text

For Ich würd' auf meinem Pfad, the most substantial song in the group, Mozart delved deep into the text to conceive an emotional and personal conflict; musically illustrating the struggle against fate, and creating this minor masterpiece.

The original Köchel catalogue assigned the K numbers 390-392 to the songs. By the catalogue’s 6th edition, new research had discovered the true order of the songs and catalogued them under the number K(6)340 a/b/c, the order presented here. As a result of this reshuffling the evidence of a song cycle becomes more pronounced; the sense of contented insignificance in the first song grows through the others until it becomes a self imposed isolation. But in musical style and invention each song still stands alone, and while the keys are related (F major – B flat major – D minor) they do not quite make a full revolution. It is not a cycle, but Mozart firmly placed our feet on the pedals.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2019


Song's first cycle
Studio Master: SIGCD587Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD587 CD1 [3'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD587 disc 1 track 3

Recording date
14 January 2017
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Mellor
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Song's first cycle (SIGCD587)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: September 2019
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