Mozart Clarinet Concerto

General background points and a breakdown of the piece. I've also done cards like this for all the Bach and Schubert set works, as well as the jazz ones :)

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  • Created by: Helen66
  • Created on: 23-05-11 07:50

General Notes

  • 1756-1791
  • Originally played by Mozart'sfriend Anton Stadler on the Basset Clarinet which extends a 3rd below the modern clarinet 
  • Rondo form - ABACABA
  • Use of the low chalameau register of the clarinet
  • 2 flutes
  • 2 bassoons
  • 2 horns (in A)
  • 1 clarinet (in A)
  • 2 violins
  • 1 viola
  • 1 cello
  • 1 basso continuo
  • section A makes use of hemiola in bars 131-132
  • Section C ends sequentially with a circle of 5ths modulation
  • slow harmonic rhythm
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Breakdown of the Piece

  • Section A(1) - Bars 0[6]-56 - A major
  • Section B(1) - Bars 57-114 - A major --> E major/E minor
  • Section A(2) - Bars 114-137[5] - A major --> Dominant of F# minor
  • Section C(1) - Bars 137[6]-178[1] - F# minor --> Subdominant of D major
  • Section A(3) - Bars 177[6]-187 - D major --> E major
  • Section B(2) - Bars 188-246 - A major/A minor
  • Section A(4) - Bars 247-301 - A major
  • Coda - Bars 301-353 - A major
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