I see that the single-movement files of the full score for this concerto (3rd to 5th files on this page) do not contain the clarinet solo part - just all the orchestral parts. This really makes nonsense of the score, overall. Is there really any sense in keeping these files? - it would seem they are just a waste of space, especially now that a complete score *with* the solo part is included. (The engraving and spacing in them is pretty ugly, too.)
I find myself wondering why anyone would create a score *without* the solo part; it seems a really odd and pointless thing to do.
Just another thing I'm curious about: in the full score (the first file), the solo part is marked to play in the opening tutti, in unison with the 1st Violins, as if it were a normal member of the woodwind section. Is this really how Mozart wrote it? (I haven't seen this score before.) I would have thought the usual procedure would be that the soloist would remain silent until the first entry some dozens of bars later. In contrast, I see that the separate file containing the clarinet solo part alone begins with a 56-bar rest.
So how did Mozart really write it?
Just wondering. M.J.E. 02:32, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
Where's the solo part with the Brietkopf? I'm sure you have it if you have all the other parts. Please post it. Thank you.