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.
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Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791– 1844) was already treading in his famous father’s footsteps from an early age: educated by renowned teachers, he made his debut as a composer and pianist in 1805. In 1808, the musician, who presented himself throughout his life as “W. A. Mozart Son”, left Vienna – his home city – in the direction of Galicia, which since 1772 had … more
About the composer
Franz Xaver Mozart
Austrian composer and pianist. In addition to his compositions for piano (including concerti, sonatas, polonaises) he wrote song cycles, chamber music, and other things. His transcriptions of works by his father are important in the reception history of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
|1791||Born in Vienna on July 26, the youngest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His mother Constanze set him on an early path toward a career in music. In Prague he receives his first piano lessons from Franz Xaver Niemetschek, and in Vienna he is taught by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri, and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, among others.|
|1802||His Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 1, is published.|
|1808–10||In Pidkamin, Galicia, near Lemberg (Lviv), he is appointed personal music teacher to the children of Count Baworowski.|
|from 1813||Works as a freelance composer and teacher.|
|1818||Genesis and publication of his Piano Concerto in E-flat major, op. 25.|
|1819–22||An extended artistic tour takes him through the metropolises of Europe, including Prague, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Berlin, Venice, and Salzburg.|
|1826||He founds the St Cecilia Choir of Lviv.|
|1838||Back in Vienna he gives concerts and teaches. Ernst Pauer is among his pupils.|
|1841||He is named honorary music director of the Salzburg Cathedral Music Society, and of the Mozarteum. His inaugural winter concert that year popularizes Chopin’s works in Vienna.|
|1842||He performs in Salzburg as part of ceremonies to consecrate the monument honoring his father.|
|1844||Dies in Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) on July 29.|
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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.
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.