Mozart String Quartets, Volume IV (Hoffmeister Quartet, Prussian Quartets)

Mozart String Quartets, Volume IV (Hoffmeister Quartet, Prussian Quartets)

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Finally, the time has come: over the next few years all of Mozart's 26 string quartets will be published by Henle in an Urtext edition of both score and parts. All previous editions have left much to be desired, for example as concerns the correct placement of dynamic markings. Our edition, made with the artistic collaboration of the Armida Quartet, draws upon the large body of modern knowledge concerning Mozart philology and performance practice. We begin with what are, chronologically speaking, the final four quartets: the so-called “Hoffmeister” Quartet, K. 499, and the three “Prussian” Quartets, K. 575, 589, and 590. It is possible that the impulse behind the composition of these last three works was the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II, who was an excellent cellist. Modern cellists will find many beautiful melodies to enjoy in them.

“This splendid new edition has been sourced from the autograph score held in the British Library in London and from parts in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. No note has been left unturned in Henle's meticulously researched urtext publication.” –Strings magazine

Inventory # HL51481123
UPC: 888680684211
Series: Henle Music Folios
Format: Softcover
Publisher Code: HN1123
Width: 9.25"
Length: 12.25"