Overture fo “The Marriage of Figaro” by W.A. Mozart
Arranged for 4 C Flutes
Edited by Howard A. Cohen
Includes score and parts
Shortly after the successful performance of Mozart's comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” publishers brought out a number of arrangements of the entire work as well as of various pieces from within it for a variety of instrumental combinations. At a time when there was neither radio nor records, playing a piece oneself was the only way to become familiar with a work other than by attending a performance. This arrangement of the Overture (“Sinfonia”) for four flutes actively intergrates each of the moderately difficult parts into the musical texture and gives each flutist the opportunity to discover one of the most famous works of Viennese Classicism in the same way as the “connoisseurs and amateurs” of Mozart's day.