Rondo in e minor for Flute and Piano
Editor: Karsten Nottelmann
Fingering: Rolf Koenen
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 18 (IV, 11, 3), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1180 · ISMN M-2018-1180-2
Level of difficulty (Flute): medium (Level 5)
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart did not have an easy time of it – throughout his life his compositions were always compared to those of his father. It is only recently that he has slowly begun to come into his own. His works have their very own individual sound that already forges a link with Romanticism. The specialist Karsten Nottelmann has edited Urtext editions of all of Franz Xaver’s piano works for Henle publishers (HN 958, 959), and now he is continuing with the Rondo for Flute and Piano. Flautists greatly value this melodious work that is very suitable for teaching purposes and music at home.
This beautifully presented edition maintains Henle's reputation for scholarly editing, with clear and interesting notes referring to the manuscript sources. As one of a relatively small number of flute works from the early 19th century, this piece deserves to be taken seriously as a part of the repertoire, and this edition may play some part in its becoming better known.
[The Flutist Quaterly, 2014]
Die Urtextausgabe des Henle Verlages editiert den Sonatensatz gewohnt qualitativ hochwertig, was die äußeren aber auch die inhaltlichen Faktoren wie Vorwort, Satz sowie Kritischer Bericht im Anhang betrifft.
[Flöte aktuell, 2013]
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