Six Sonatas by W.A. Mozart
Volume 2 (K378/317d, K379/373a, K380/374f)
For Flute and Piano
Edited by Frans Vester
Sonata in Bb Major (K378/317d)
Sonata in G Major (K379/373a)
Sonata in Eb Major (K380/374f)
Many of Mozart's compositions were published in arrangements both during his lifetime and shortly thereafter. Happily, among these contemporary arrangements there are about one hundred and fifty in which the flute is involved soloistically. The six sonatas contained in this present edition also belong to thie vategory of contemporary arrangements. They were originally written for piano and violin.
Around 1800, these sonatas, arranged for piano and flute, were published in Hamburg and Paris. This Universal edition is actually based on a second Parisian edition.
It has proved difficult to realise this edition as an Urtext edition. Too many differences in notes, dynamics, and articulations between the flute and the piano parts would have rendered such an edition of little practical value. Dynamics and articulations were, where no other solution was feasible, tacitly brought into agreement or, where necessary, added in accordance with analogous passages. Additions made by the editor are placed between brackets. Added slurs are dotted in the customary manner; added notes in the piano part appear in small print. Improbable deviations in the notes of the flute part (in comparison with the piano part) have been brought into agreement by the editor. When necessary, the original flute part is printed in footnotes. In both appropriate and inappropriate places, the arranger added the word “dolce” to the flute part. This addition was preserved only where it seemed appropriate. Appoggiaturas have been retained in their original form, which often deviates from the New Mozart Edition. The word “original” in the footnotes refers to the Leduc edition.