Fugue in G minor

From Wind Repertory Project
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Stanley Shumway)

This work bears the designation K. 401.

General Info

Year: c. 1781 / 1961
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Lyceum Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Trombone I-II-III-IV


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Classical. Yes, Mozart wrote fugues too, and here he emulates Bach, but with a harmonic language that is advanced into the Classical era.

- Program Note from publisher

When he moved to Vienna in 1781, Mozart was encouraged by Baron Van Swieten to study the great German Baroque composers, particularly J.S. Bach, and transcribed six fugues from the Wohltemperierte Klavier for string quartet. Mozart brought this experience into several of his own works in this style, including the two fugues for keyboard instruments, K. 401 in G minor and K. 426 in C minor. The G minor fugue clearly showed the stylistic influence of Bach in the exposition, but also of Handel in the divertimenti.

- Program Note by Eloisa De Felice for liner notes for Bongiovanni CD Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Sheridan (Wy.) College Chamber Wind Ensemble (Eric Richards, conductor) - 22 November 2020

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  • Mozart, W.; Shumway, S. (1961). Fugue, K. 401 [score]. Ensemble Publications: Buffalo, N.Y.