Allegro in G major, K.72a (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)

Authorship Note
Mozart's authorship of this work is doubtful. Some musicologists attribute it to Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785). See below, Comments.



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Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie IX, Werkgruppe 27,
Band 2: EinzelstĂĽcke fĂĽr Klavier [NMA IX/27//Band 2] (pp.169)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1982. Plate BA 4584.

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Copyist Veronese school, attributed to Giambettino Cignaroli (1706-1770)
Publisher. Info. Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Age of 13
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General Information

Work Title Allegro in G major
Alternative. Title Molto Allegro
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.72a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 28
Key G major
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano

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Only 35 bars survives, the only source is an anonymous portrait (nowadays attributed to Giambettino Cignaroli) of Wolfgang made in Verona in 1770. Einstein’s attribution of the Molto Allegro was taken over by Deutsch but not by later scholars, at least not universally. Daniel Heartz was the first to suggest the work may not be by Mozart but by someone else, and in this he was largely followed by Wolfgang Plath, who edited the work for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. According to Heartz and Plath, the style of the work depicted is atypical of the composer, including stylistic inconsistencies – notably a weak opening gesture in a quasi-trio sonata texture juxtaposed with galant style writing, and formal and modulatory procedures, among them a full close in the tonic at the end of the opening statement and transitions that lack continuity. Heartz finds all of these characteristics in the works of Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785), and suggests that he may in fact be the composer of the Molto Allegro.