Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)
William McColl (clarinet)
The Philadelphia String Quartet
Veda Reynolds and Irwin Eisenberg, violin; Alan Iglitzin, viola; Charles Brennand, cello
Scores and Parts
Mineola: Dover Publications, n.d.
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1896). Plate 8286.
Measure numbers added
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Oboe, 2 Violins, Viola and Cello (Brod)
For Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (Glossner)
Gustav Adolf Glossner (b.1866)
Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(ca.1909). Plate U.E. 2577.2579.
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For Clarinet and Piano (Gleichauf)
For Clarinet or Violin and Piano
Vienna: Artaria, n.d.. Plate 2027.
Titled Grande Sonate. color scan
For Basset Clarinet and Piano (Falloni)
There are two bars missing in the Trio II to the Minuet. These bars fall between pages 22 and 23. The first clarinet G on page 23 belongs in the first of these bars. These bars are bars 99, 100 on page 19 or the Feldmahler complete score on this page. Also, at the conclusion of the Minuet, both endings contain three beats. Rather obviously, the last beat must be omitted when going to Trio II and at the last iteration of the Minuet.
For Piano 4 hands (Ulrich and Wittmann)
For Piano solo (Wagner)
Paul Wagner (1842-1873)
Paris: Schonenberger, n.d. Plate S. 2388. (16.).
For 4 Violins (Saenger)
For Violin, Cello and Piano (Sitt)
For Flute and Piano
Heilbron: C. F. Schmidt, n.d. Plate C.F.S. 831.836.841
For Violin and Piano (Wilhelmj)
For Violin and Piano (Vogel)
For Cello and Piano (Kummer)
For Cello and Piano (Vogel and Guérout)
For Cello and Piano (Willeke)
For Cello and Piano
For Cello and Piano (Radecki)
For Piano and Harmonium (Vilbac)
For Harmonium and Piano (Reinhard)
For Harmonium (Vilbac)
For Piano solo (Steinbach)
For Violin and Piano (Ernst)
Boston: Thompson & Odell, 1880. Plate 442.
Henri Ernst Gems for violin and piano third series no.63
IV. Allegretto con variazioni
For Violin, Cello, Piano and Organ (Blanc)
For Piano solo (Beethoven)
|Work Title||Clarinet Quintet|
|Alternative Title||Quintet for Clarinet and Strings|
|Composer||Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||K.581 ; Op.108|
|Year/Date of Composition||1789|
|Composer Time Period||Classical|
|Instrumentation||clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
The autograph score was already lost by 1800, even before the work was first published. It was published in ca.1802 by Artaria (plate 1536) and by Johann André (plate 1602) - it is not presently clear which published the work first (intriguing, since according to NMA they are not simply the same edition co-published.)
(André then published a piano arrangement of the variations finale, released by November 1803 (briefly reviewed in the Nov. 1803 AMZ, p.112.))