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Symphony #1 in Eb Major, K16 (score & parts) - 5BSN/CBSN

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 2051 - 68436


Symphony #1 in Eb Major, K16
for five bassoons and contrabassoon
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Austrian composer
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Presto
Arranged by Kristian Oma Ronnes. Mozart's First Symphony was written when he was eight years old. By this time, he was already notable in Europe as a wunderkind performer, but had composed little music. The autograph score of the symphony is today preserved in the Library in Krakow. The piece was written in London during the Mozart family's grand tour of Europe when they had to move the Chelsea during the summer of 1764 due to Mozart's father Leopold's illness. The house at 180 Edbury Street, now in the borough of Westminster, where this symphony was written, is marked with a plaque. The symphony was first performed on February 21st, 1765. The work shows the influence of several composers, including his father and the songs of JS Bach, especially JC Bach, an important early symphonist working in London whom Mozart had met during his time there.