Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik for Violin & Piano
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. James M. Guthrie, ASCAP
For small ensemble
Includes score and parts
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music, or A Little Serenade) Serenade No. 13, k. 525 (1787) in 4 mvt. Score: 42 pg. 423 ms. Duration: 17:40 Solo part: 10 pg. Piano part: 13 pg. 1. Allegro (1 - 137) half note = 80 2. Romanze - Andante (138 - 218) quarter note = 60 3. Menuetto - Allegretto (219 - 258) dotted half note = 48 4. Rondo - Allegro (259 - 423) half note = 90 This is thought to be the most popular of Mozart's works. For a shorter performance the first or second movements may be programmed alone, Also, some repeats may be omitted. This is a great choice for recitals, church receptions, wedding receptions, school performance, private parties, anytime light-hearted high-quality classical music would set the right mood.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik Eine kleine Nachtmusik is also at the same time known as Serenade No. 13. Indeed, we find it listed in the Köchel Catalog as K. 525. With this in mind, Mozart composed the piece by all means in 1787 probably as a commission. To clarify, the title translates as a little night-music. Mozart originally scored the work in particular for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with double bass (optional). In modern times the work is certainly usually performed by string orchestras, though it is often in fact performed by a string quartet – with or without double bass.
Publication A point often overlooked is that the name of the work derives from the entry Mozart made in his private journal. He wrote: "Eine kleine Nacht-Musik." This explains that Mozart was probably not naming the piece, but only entering a record that he had completed it. Nevertheless, the work was published by and large in 1827. It had been sold to the publisher for the most part in 1799 by Mozart's widow Constanze. Nowadays, it is on balance extensively performed and recorded. Some critics ultimately claim that it is the most popular of all Mozart's works.
Early Years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), was a productive and significant Austrian classical composer. Mozart displayed unusual musical capability from his earliest childhood. It seems like he was already capable on keyboard and violin at the age of two. He started composing at age five and performed before European royalty.
Middle Period At 17, Mozart was working as a musician at the Salzburg Royal court but grew agitated from boredom and traveled to search for a more interesting job. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was summarily dismissed from his Salzburg job. Nevertheless, he decided to stay in the capital (Vienna), where he achieved much fame but little economic haven. Throughout his concluding years in the Capital, he composed many of his most famous works: symphonies, operas, and concertos.
Final Period The conditions surrounding his death have been much the subject of much conjecture and mythology. He composed more than 600 works, many recognized as highpoints of symphonic, chamber, concertante, choral and operatic. He is among the most everlastingly popular of classical composers, and his impact is substantial on succeeding Western art music.
Title: Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik for Viola & Piano
Ensemble: Small ensemble
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger: James M. Guthrie, ASCAP
Includes score: Yes
Includes parts: Yes
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Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik for Viola & Piano