Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Symphony [No. 38] in D major K. 504 (Prague)
Urtext edited by Cliff Eisen [orch] Duration: 30'
18.104.22.168. – 22.214.171.124. – timp – str
The “Prague” Symphony will sound different with the new Breitkopf Urtext material.
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The present edition is the first since 1932 to be based on Mozarts autograph score. It reflects the conviction that his autograph scores represent not only the substance of his works, but also actual performances. A Fassung letzter Hand is scarcely possible.
Cliff Eisen, one of the leading Mozart specialists of his generation, takes particular care in bringing his expert knowledge of contemporary performance practice into play when evaluating authentic part material. In the “Prague” Symphony, Eisen comes to surprising conclusions in a number of cases, such as the delicate matter of the division of the bassoons led “col basso”. Which of the low strings are they intended to play along with? When read properly, the sources provided a clear-cut answer.