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

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Misc. Notes This is not a critical edition of Mozart's K404a. This is an engraving of the full score for String Trio, made using as source the 1936 Breitkopf edition of separated parts, made only for study purpose. Minor, self-evident typos and errors have been corrected; but some inaccuracies and inconsistencies would need other sources – like a manuscript – for a better, ponderated critical edition, which should also deal the question about the real attribution of this set of Preludes and Fugues.
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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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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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 432
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 (6 couples)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation string trio: violin, viola and cello

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Most of the pieces are Mozart's arrangements of 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 Fugue in D minor: The Fugue is based 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 J.S. 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)