CONCERTO 6 B flat Major KV 238 Composed: Salzburg, January 1776 Mozart is 20 years old. 1777, 6 October, Munich “then I played the Concerto in C, in B flat, and in E flat, and then my trio”. 1777, 24 October, Augsburg “The concerto for 3 claviers: Herr Demmler played the first part, I: the second, and Herr Stein the third. Then I played alone, the last sonata in D [which I wrote] for Drnitz : then my concerto in B flat…” 1793 First posthumous publication, Andr, Offenbach. CONCERTO 17 G major KV 453 Composed: Vienna, before 12 April 1784 Mozart is 28 years old. 1784, 26 May, Vienna “The concerto which Herr Richter praised so much is the one in B flat, which is the first one which I wrote and for which he had already given me so many compliments. I can’t really choose between these two concerti–I think both of them will make the player sweat a bit–but the one in B flat is greater in difficulty than the one in D.–Moreover I am very eager [to know] which, among the 3 concerti in B flat, D and G, pleased you and my sister the most. The one in E flat does not belong at all to the same group.–It is a very special sort of concerto, and written more for a small than for a large orchestra–thus I am referring only to the 3 larger concerti. I am eager to know if her opinion is the same as mine and that of people in general. Obviously it is necessary to hear these concerti in a good performance and with all the orchestral parts. I am more than willing to wait until I get them back again–just make sure that no one else gets his hands on them. Just today I could have had 24 Ducats for one of them–but I think it would be of more use to me if I keep it to myself for a couple of years, and only then publicize it by having it engraved.” 1787 first (?) publication Heinrich Ph. C. Bossler, Speyer.Download booklet
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