Sheet Music: Adagio

from Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major
Opus numberK. 285
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
InstrumentationFlute and Strings
KeyB minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo42 BPM
Performance time2:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-03-02
Last updated2012-03-02
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Friday 2 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Adagio in B minor by Mozart

From Flute Quartet No. 1

This gorgeous Adagio is the central movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major, composed in 1777. In this case, “flute quartet” does not mean that the work is written for four flutes; instead, it is scored for flute, violin, viola, and cello. As with his other flute quartets and the Oboe Quartet in F major, Mozart constructed the work as if he were writing a string quartet with the wind instrument replacing the first violin.

Thanks to Erika for suggesting this piece!