Flute Concerto No. 1 (Mozart)

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Flute Concerto in G major
No. 1
by W. A. Mozart
Martini bologna mozart 1777.jpg
The young composer, a 1777 copy of a lost painting
Key G major
Catalogue K. 313
Genre Concerto
Style Classical period
Composed 1778 (1778)
Movements Three (Allegro maestoso, Adagio ma non troppo, Rondo – Tempo di menuetto)
Scoring
  • 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 concerti, 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 authograph).[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]

The piece is divided into three movements:

  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Rondo: Tempo di Menuetto

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 (K. 285c). Allmusic.
  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. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall.