Recorded on 10/15/2006, uploaded on 12/02/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Note: this composition is actually a transcription of the Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285 by W.A. Mozart
Scored for flute, violin, viola and cello, the flute is,
essentially, treated as a replacement for the first violin that would appear in
a string quartet. Much of the melodic material of the works falls to the flute,
less for the reason that it is a solo instrument, but rather because it
inherits the role of the first violin in a typical Classical string quartet.
The first movement opens with a lyrical first theme in the flute, though it is
the following melody given by the strings that becomes the focal point of the
later development section. The second thematic section, in the dominant key, is
likewise twofold. The recapitulation abbreviates the restatements of both
themes and a brief coda concludes the movement.
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