Divertimento in B-flat IV, K.186

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

General Info

Year: 1773
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Broude Brothers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00

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1. Allegro assai - 1:30
2. Menuetto with Trio – 2:20
3. Andante – 2:05
4. Adagio – 2:30
5. Allegro – 2:00


Full Score
Oboe I-II
English Horns I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Horn in F I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The divertimenti in B-flat major, K 186/159b, and E-flat major, K 166/159d, are two companion compositions for pairs of oboes, English horns, clarinets, horns and bassoons by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The autograph is preserved in the State Library Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage (Music Department) and is undated. The work consists of five movements.

The rather straightforward opening Allegro assai is a Ländler that functions as an Intrada to the rest of the work. Originally, Mozart had a different Trio in mind, one written for two oboes and bassoon, but this was crossed out and replaced with another featuring a dialogue between the oboes and the English horns, supported by the bass;. The theme of the final Allegro is identical to no. 31 in K 135a. Although the explicit indication is missing from the autograph, the horns in K 186/159b are corni alti in B [high horns in B-flat].

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Winds (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) – 19 April 2020 (Scheduled but concert canceled)

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