12 Variations on a Minuet by Fischer, K.179/189a (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)



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Editor Series XXI editors (exact editor not specified)
Otto Goldschmidt, Joseph Joachim, Carl Reinecke
Ernst Rudorff, Paul Waldersee
Publisher. Info. Mozarts Werke, Serie XXI:
Variationen für das Pianoforte, No.3
(pp.2-11 (12-21))
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate W.A.M. 179.
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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913–2003)
Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie IX, Werkgruppe 26,
Variationen für Klavier [NMA IX/26/ (pp.20-33)]
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1961. Plate BA 4525.

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Work Title 12 Variations on a Minuet by Fischer
Alternative. Title Variationen über ein Menuett von Johann Christian Fischer
Name Translations Doce variaciones sobre un minueto de Johann Christian Fischer (Mozart); Douze variations sur un menuet de Johann Christian Fischer; 12 variations on a minuet by Johann Christian Fischer
Name Aliases K. 179; K. 189a
Authorities WorldCat; VIAF: 293170224; LCCN: no95047843; BNF: 139407942
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.179 ; K⁶.189a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 619
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 13
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1774
First Publication. 1778 - Paris: Mad. Heina
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano
Related Works Oboe Concerto No.1 in C major by Johann Christian Fischer (finale)
Primary Sources D-MGmi HA IV 311 deest (ms. copy, late 18th century)
External Links NMA score
NMA report (German)
Extra Locations Also in collection Variations pour le Piano

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According to Grove Music, this was based on the theme from the finale of the Oboe Concerto no.1 (1768) by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer.
1768? Fischer died in 1746.

According to NMA, Grove is simply mistaken here. (Horrors.) The composer was more likely Giovanni Christian Fischer (Johann Christian Fischer, 1733-1800), and 1768 is a terminal publication date (by Longman & Broderip) for the theme, not composition. (RISM also suggests that the later (1733-born) Fischer is probably the source of the theme.)