Concerto for Bassoon, K191

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (trans. Yeago)

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General Info

Year: 1774
Duration: c. 17:35
Difficulty: V (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: BAS Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


1. Allegro – 6:40
2. Andante ma Adagio – 6:35
3. Rondo: tempo di menuetto – 4:20


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Program Notes

The Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191/186e, written in 1774 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the most often performed and studied piece in the entire bassoon repertory.

Mozart wrote the bassoon concerto when he was 18 years old, and it was his first concerto for a wind instrument. Although it is believed that it was commissioned by an aristocratic amateur bassoon player Thaddäus Freiherr von Dürnitz, who owned seventy-four works by Mozart, this is a claim that is supported by little evidence. Scholars believe that Mozart may have written five bassoon concerti, but that only the first has survived.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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