Talk:Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
Full score files (single movements) lack solo part.
I see that the single-movement files of the full score for this concerto (3rd to 5th files on this page) do not contain the clarinet solo part - just all the orchestral parts. This really makes nonsense of the score, overall. Is there really any sense in keeping these files? - it would seem they are just a waste of space, especially now that a complete score *with* the solo part is included. (The engraving and spacing in them is pretty ugly, too.)
I find myself wondering why anyone would create a score *without* the solo part; it seems a really odd and pointless thing to do.
Just another thing I'm curious about: in the full score (the first file), the solo part is marked to play in the opening tutti, in unison with the 1st Violins, as if it were a normal member of the woodwind section. Is this really how Mozart wrote it? (I haven't seen this score before.) I would have thought the usual procedure would be that the soloist would remain silent until the first entry some dozens of bars later. In contrast, I see that the separate file containing the clarinet solo part alone begins with a 56-bar rest.
So how did Mozart really write it?
Just wondering. M.J.E. 02:32, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
- That's really rather appalling, to tell the truth. The Mutopia score probably ought to be eliminated. I've never heard the piece performed as notated in the Breitkopf score (with soloist doubling the 1st Violins in the exposition). Just listen to the Mozart Tower recording (link is lower on the page) to hear how it is typically played. I'll add a comment mentioning this to the Mutopia score as a warning. Thanks, Carolus 04:22, 1 January 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)
Where's the solo part with the Brietkopf? I'm sure you have it if you have all the other parts. Please post it. Thank you.