Serenade No. 9 (Mozart)
The Serenade for Orchestra No. 9 in D major K. 320, Posthorn, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, in 1779. The manuscript is dated 3 August 1779 and was intended for the university "finalmusik" ceremony that year.
- Adagio maestoso - Allegro con spirito
- Concertante: Andante grazioso in G major
- Rondeau: Allegro ma non troppo in G major
- Andantino in D minor
- Minuetto - Trio 1 & 2
- Finale: Presto
The Concertante and Rondeau movements feature prominent concertante sections for flute and oboe.
The first trio of the second minuet features a solo flautino (or piccolo) played over strings. The second trio of the second minuet features a solo for the post horn. This solo gives the serenade its nickname.
A typical performance lasts approximately 45 minutes.
- Sadie, Stanley. Mozart: The Early Years, 1756–1781, p. 503-505, New York: W.W. Norton & Co. (2006) ISBN 0-393-06112-4.
- Serenade in D "Posthorn Serenade" KV 320: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
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