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

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PublisherBärenreiterAugener LtdEdition Peters
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publicationKasselLondonLondon
Publication titleQuartet no. 1: in G minorQuartet no. 1: in G minorQuartet no. 1: in G minor
EditorHellmut FederhoferA. RoloffUnknown
Plate/Catalogue numberNeue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke: Quintette …, VIII, 22/116121 Edition/Matrix number: 71907129
Publication date1957[n.d.] [n.d.]
BPL Shelf Mark1Ka211Oa8.3H-1Gb3
BPL IDNone2-92030722-9601205
Additional informationFull score1 score (30 p.); 32 cm. + 3 instr. parts (various paginations)1 piano score (63 p.) ; 30 cm. + 3 instr. parts
Key featuresPrinted; 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

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

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12, K.414

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PublisherBroude Bros.Breitkopf & Härtel
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publicationNew YorkLeipzig
Publication titlePiano Concerto No.12 K.414Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 12, K 414, Full score
EditorUnknownUnknown
Plate/Catalogue numberUnknownUnknown
Publication date[n.d.][n.d.]
BPL Shelf Mark11Ab22Eb7.10
BPL ID2-10001792-9203153
Additional information28 cm. 1 study score ; (30 p.)34 cm. 1 full score ; (30 p.)
Key features

Printed, with annotations in pencil, blue ballpoint by Benjamin Britten

Cover initialled (pencil): `BB’

Copy heavily annotated, including inside back cover; three original MS pages (Britten) sellotaped to copy (cadenzas): blue ink, blue ballpoint.

Cover inscribed by Clifford Curzon (black ink): B.B. from C.C. 22.xi.72

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22, K.482

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PublisherErnst Eulenburg, LtdFaber Music Ltd
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publicationLeipzigLondon
Publication titleConcertos, piano, orchestra, no. 22, K 482, Miniature scoreCadenzas to Mozart’s Piano Concerto in Eb K 482 / Benjamin Britten.
EditorUnknown(Benjamin Britten, Rosamund Strode, Carey Blyton)
Plate/Catalogue numberUnknownF0091
Publication date[n.d.][n.d.]
BPL Shelf Mark11Ab21C1
BPL ID2-10001922-9501626
Additional information19 cm. 1 miniature score ; (100 p.)31.3 cm. + 1 score ; (7 p.)
Key features

Printed, with annotations in pencil, red ink by Benjamin Britten

Title page stamped (black ink); `[…] / GOODWIN & TABB, LTD.’ /[…]’

Title information from front wrapper

Cover design by Shirley Tucker

red boards with gold tooling

Title diplomatic transcription: Benjamin / Britten / Cadenzas to Mozart’s Piano Concerto / in Eb K 482 / Faber Music

Britten’s Cadenzas for K.261 and K.373

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Mozart: Serenade No.10 in B flat major, K.361

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PublisherBreitkopf & HärtelErnst Eulenburg Ltd.
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Place of publicationLeipzigLondon
Publication titleSerenade No. 10 für 2 Oboen, 2 Clarinetten, 2 Bassethörner, 4 Waldhörner, 2 Fagotte und Contrafagott oder ContrabassSerenade no. 10 : Bb major
EditorUnknownRevised and with foreword by Rudolf Gerber
Plate/Catalogue numberW. A. M. 361E. E. 1200 Edition/Matrix number: 100
Publication date[n.d.][n.d.]
BPL Shelf Mark11Ea311Ab2
BPL ID2-91044912-1000146
Additional information1 score (56 p.) ; 34 cm.. – (Mozart’s Werke : Serie 9 ; no. 12)1 miniature score (68 p.) ; 19 cm.
Key featuresPrinted score; with annotations: pencil (Benjamin Britten)
Bound in dark blue boards sith gold tooling: W. A. Mozart / Serenade No. 10
Marked up for conducting
Printed; with annotations: pencil (Benjamin Britten)

Mozart: Requiem, K.626

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