Preludes and Fugues, K.404a (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)

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Heft I (Nos.1-3)

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Heft II (Nos.4-6)

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Adagio and Fugue in D minor (No.1)

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General Information

Work Title Preludes and Fugues, K.404a
Alternative. Title Sechs langsame Sätze und dreistimmige Fugen
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.404a
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 (6 couples)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation string trio: violin, viola and cello

Misc. Comments

Most of the pieces are Mozart's arrangements on works by Wilhelm Friedemann and Johann Sebastian Bach. Only 4 of the preludes, the adagios, are original compositions by W.A. Mozart.

  • No.1 Adagio and Fuge in D minor: The Fugue bases on WTK I, No.8 in D minor (J.S. Bach).

I have been given to understand that attribution of these works (original and arrangements- the former as works, the latter as well-done arrangements by a composer who later wrote one of the very earliest and still best substantial works for this instrumental combination) to Mozart while I would agree likely, is not certain - is there manuscript evidence, etc.? While the conjectured circumstances would be at the right time in Mozart's life for all the right reasons (involvement in Swieten's circle and introduction by him to more of the corpus of music by JS Bach, several other reasons, mentioned in Alfred Einstein's fine 1950s book - but that's not quite the same thing :) (Indeed, a couple of sources, e.g. this blog and others give either "attributed" or even "dubious". May be best to move to "Anonymous" or somesuch... (Schissel)