Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
Scores and Parts
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano (Patterson)
Great River Music (ASCAP)
The arranger intends that this transcription may be performed equally well with or without the flute part. The goal of the arrangement is to be as faithful to Mozart’s aesthetics as is possible, and either choice (whether to include the flute) provides different advantages. The version without flute matches the instrumentation of Mozart’s Quintet K.452 for piano and winds. This version was the original version of the transcription.
The version with flute allows for a more exact match to the higher passages of Mozart’s violin part. The arranger believes the flute is particularly valuable in passages like bars 65–9 in the first movement and 270–9 in the last. If the flute is absent, the oboe and clarinet players should play the cues marked “play in absence of flute.”
The piano part is identical to the original.
For 2 Violins, 2 Violas and Cello
Trois quintetti pour deux violons, deux altos et un violoncel (No.1)
Paris: Imbault, n.d.[1796-1800]. Plate 638.
" livre de quintetti"
For Piano 4 Hands (Ulrich and Wittmann)
|Work Title||Piano Quartet|
|Alternative Title||Piano Quartet No.1|
|Composer||Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus|
|Year/Date of Composition||1785 (October 16)|
|First Publication||1785 (December) - Vienna: Hoffmeister. Plate 22|
|Instrumentation||Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano|