Concerto C major K. 299 (297c) for Flute, Harp and Orchestra
Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound
Orchestral material available from Breitkopf & Härtel
Pages: 97 (IV, 41, 15, 37), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 768
Level of difficulty (Flute): medium (Level 5)
Mozart was neither a flautist nor a harpist, but his Double Concerto has become the best-known music for both these instruments. Now its musical text has been prepared for Henle by the star flautist András Adorján, following the autograph score even in those passages where other editions make arbitrary changes. No less a musician than Robert D. Levin has added historically convincing cadenzas as editorial suggestions; the lean and euphonious piano reduction was prepared by the experienced arranger Jan Philip Schulze. Our edition is the first to present the harp part in form of a performance score. This new volume completes Henle’s series of up-to-date urtext editions of Mozart’s surviving concertos and chamber music with flute.
Audio example: Wolfgang Schulz, Nicanor Zabaleta
Deutsche Grammophon 028947752226GB7
The levels of difficulty of the
music for flute published by G. Henle Publishers
The levels of difficulty of the flute music published by G. Henle Publishers
"The task is easy - yet easy is difficult"
(„Zwar ist es leicht, doch ist das Leichte schwer")
Goethe has Mephisto say this in "Faust II" and the categorizing of musical works according to their levels of difficulty is thus relative in the extreme! Relative – depending on the perspective of a teacher, a student or a performer; nevertheless using our Henle criteria we are trying to differentiate between works, grading them according to whether they are easy, medium or difficult. This classification system is intended as an orientation and a help for those trying to find a suitable work amongst all of the excellent Urtext editions. In order not to be daunted by pieces with the level of difficulty 9, perhaps we might somewhat subjectively claim that with practice Goethe's quotation may be reversed: "The task is difficult, yet difficult [may become] easy [too]!"
András Adorján © 2013