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6 Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc

Summary

Name Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) [Ascertained]
Standardized title 6 Quartets
Scoring summary vl (2), vla, vlc
Title on source [Manuscript music, untitled]
RISM ID No. 806350754

Library information

Library siglum GB-Lbl Add. 37763

Distribution

Total scoring vl (2), vla, vlc

Material description

Type Manuscript copy
Publishing, Printing and Production Information 1782-1785
Format, extent score: 68f.
Dimensions 23.5 x 32 cm

Further information

General note [S.l.], [s.n.], between 1782 and 1785
First published in Vienna by Artaria & Co. in 1785 as Mozart's Opus X
The music is written on ten different paper types distinguishable by their watermarks that are datable to as early as 1765
Constanze Mozart, who sold the manuscript to the Offenbach an Main publisher Johann Anton André in 1799; acquired after 1810 by Johann Andreas Stumpff, a London harp maker; bought by Charles H. Chichele Plowden in 1847; passed to his daughter Harriet on his death in 1866, who in turn bequeathed the manuscript to the British Museum in 1907
Autograph scores of Mozart's six 'Haydn' quartets in G major (KV. 387), D minor (KV. 421), Bb major (KV. 428), Eb major (KV. 458), A major (KV. 464), and C major (KV. 465). The second and following quartets are annotated with the inscription 'Von Mozart und seiner handschrift' in a different hand
The different watermarks found throughout the manuscript are reproduced in BLMF 4

References

Bibliographic reference BLMF 4 , p.XIV-XV

Index terms

Name Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) [Dedicatee]
Stumpff, Johann Andreas (1769-1846) [Former owner]
Plowden, Harriet Chichele (1830-1907) [Former owner]
Plowden, Charles Hood Chichele (1796-1866) [Former owner]
Mozart, Constanze (1762-1842) [Former owner]
André, Johann Anton (1775-1842) [Former owner]

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Related Titles

Items in this source 806338433 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 464
  806338432 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 458
  806338434 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 465
  806338430 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 421
  806338431 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 428
  806338429 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Quartets - vl (2), vla, vlc; KV 387