Completion of the Opera fragment arranged by Franz Beyer Duration: 30'
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With the reconstruction of a concert version of the overture to "Lo sposo deluso," we are attempting to give a playable form to a musical masterpiece while remaining as close as possible to the original. The reconstruction is based on the assumption that it is possible to derive a self-contained concert overture from the "open" piece, conceived for the theater, and the related quartet that follows it immediately. Though this procedure can at best lead to an approximation, it is legitimated by Mozart's many personal revisions, the most famous of which is his own concert close to the "Don Giovanni" overture, which he composed after the opera was completed. The reconstruction thus does not represent a definitive solution, but offers a practical solution for performers. We hope that it will help this nearly unknown work from Mozart's best period to be heard and performed.
(Christian Rudolf Riedel)