Flute Concerto No. 1 (Mozart)

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Flute Concerto in G major
No. 1
by W. A. Mozart
The young composer, a 1777 copy of a lost painting
KeyG major
CatalogueK. 313
StyleClassical period
Composed1778 (1778)
MovementsThree (Allegro maestoso, Adagio ma non troppo, Rondo – Tempo di menuetto)
  • Flute
  • orchestra

The Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313, was written in 1778 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Commissioned by the Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean in 1777, Mozart was supposed to provide four flute quartets and three flute concertos, yet he only completed two of the three concertos, K. 313 being the first.[1] The Andante for Flute and Orchestra K. 315 may have been written as an alternative slow movement for this concerto, but there is no extant manuscript and it is therefore difficult to ascertain Mozart's intentions clearly (this also means that current editions are based on the earliest editions rather than an autograph).[2]

The piece is scored for a standard set of orchestral strings, two oboes (which are replaced with two flutes in the Adagio movement), and two horns.[3] It runs about 25 minutes.

The piece is divided into three movements:

  1. Allegro maestoso 4|4
  2. Adagio ma non troppo in G major 4|4
  3. Rondo: Tempo di Menuetto Moderato, 3|4



  1. ^ Stevenson, Joseph. "Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  2. ^ De Boni, Marco, "Critical and Performance Notes", in Mozart, W.A., Concerto in G, MDB Urtext, 2015, ISBN 9781519393357
  3. ^ Huscher, Phillip. Program Notes Archived 2007-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall.

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