Symphony No. 19 (Mozart)

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Symphony No. 19 in E flat major, K. 132, is a symphony composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in July, 1772.[1]


The symphony has the scoring of two oboes, four horns (two of them uniquely written in "E flat alto"), and strings.

\relative c' {
  \tempo "Allegro"
  \key es \major
  es4.\f\trill( d16 es) g4 es |
  bes2 r4 as'8.(\p g16) |
  g8-. r es'8.( d16) d8-. r c8.( bes16) |
  bes4.( c8) bes4-. as-. |

There are four movements:

  1. Allegro, 4
  2. Andante, 3
  3. Menuetto — Trio, 3
  4. Allegro, 2

The first movement opens with a motif that Mozart would later use at the beginning of his twenty-second piano concerto in the same key.[2] The exposition is brief and there is no repeat. The development focuses on new material.[2]

There is also an alternative slow movement, marked Andantino grazioso.[1] The tempo marks in the first, second and fourth movements were written in the hand of Leopold Mozart.[1]

The finale is a French rondo in seven-part form (ABACADA). Each part of the rondo is repeated except for the final A.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Giglberger, Veronika (preface), Robinson, J. Branford (transl.) (2005). Die Sinfonien III. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. pp. XI.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help) ISMN M-006-20466-3
  2. ^ a b c Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 0-253-33487-X), pp. 367 (2002).

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