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Mozart Catalogue

Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K.478

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Publisher Bärenreiter Augener Ltd Edition Peters
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publication Kassel London London
Publication title Quartet no. 1: in G minor Quartet no. 1: in G minor Quartet no. 1: in G minor
Editor Hellmut Federhofer A. Roloff Unknown
Plate/Catalogue number Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke: Quintette …, VIII, 22/1 16121 Edition/Matrix number: 7190 7129
Publication date 1957 [n.d.]  [n.d.]
BPL Shelf Mark 1Ka2 11Oa8.3 H-1Gb3
BPL ID None 2-9203072 2-9601205
Additional information Full score 1 score (30 p.); 32 cm. + 3 instr. parts (various paginations) 1 piano score (63 p.) ; 30 cm. + 3 instr. parts
Key features Printed; piano part marked for performance (annotations: pencil) by Benjamin Britten. Printed; piano part marked for performance (annotations: pencil) by Benjamin Britten. Cover initialled by Benjamin Britten (pencil): ‘BB’ Printed: no annotations
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Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550

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Publisher Breitkopf & Härtel S.l. : Ernst Eulenburg Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag A. G. Bärenreiter
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publication Leipzig London Wiener Kassel
Publication title Symphonies, no. 40, K 550, G minor Study score Symphonies, no. 40, K 550, G minor. Miniature score Symphonies, no. 40, K 550, G minor. Miniature score Sinfonie in g KV 550 Full score
Editor Hellmut Federhofer Unknown Unknown Landon
Plate/Catalogue number W. A. M. 550 3087 W. Ph. V. 27 Edition/Matrix number: 27 NMA IV/11/9: Symphonies vol. 9
Publication date 1882 [n.d.] [n.d.] 1957
BPL Shelf Mark 11Ea3 11Ab3 11Ab3 1Kd1
BPL ID 2-9104492 2-1000207 2-1000253 [none]
Additional information 1 study score (49 p.) ; 35 cm.. – (Mozart’s Werke : Serie 8 ; no. 40) 1 miniature score (66 p.) ; 20 cm. 1 miniature score (66 p.) : port., notes ; 19 cm. 1 Full score
Key features Britten’s conducting score
Printed score; with annotations: pencil, purple crayon (Benjamin Britten)
Inscribed on flyleaf (pencil): For Ben, / (Adolph von Holst’s copy) / A thankyou for January 30th, 1959 / With love from Imogen.
Inside cover annotated by Imogen Holst (pencil): The rehearsal letters agree with those in the parts. / The parts also have bar numbers at the beginning of each line. / (These have been put in pencil here against the Vln I line)
Bound in non-original brown boards with gold tooling on spine
Printed; with annotations: pencil (various hands)
PROVENANCE: First page stamped (purple ink): `W6 / EDWARD KENNARD’
Original covers and most details of publication absent, due to binding
Printed: no annotations
Notes in German, English and French
Printed: no annotations
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