Flute Quartet No. 1 (Mozart)
The Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for flute, violin, viola, and basso the first of three quartets for the amateur Ferdinand De Jean, was probably written between 1777 and 1778.
It is in three movements :
- Allegro (D major, sonata form, common time)
- Adagio (B minor, ternary form, 3/4)
- Rondeau: [Allegro] (D major, sonata rondo form, 2/4)
There are a number of different editions. The edition of G. Schirmer was edited by Louis Moyse, while that for International music was edited by Jean-Pierre Rampal. The piece has also been arranged for flute and guitar.
Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285
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- Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores by Alan Tyson Harvard University Press, 1987, p. 29
- "Beethoven's Debt to Mozart" J. Arthur Watson Music & Letters, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul., 1937), p. 253
- "Mozart and the Flute" Martha Kingdon Ward Music & Letters, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct., 1954), pp. 305-306
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