Sheet Music: Andante

from Piano Concerto No. 21
Opus numberK. 467
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature4/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time6:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2017-03-20
Last updated2017-03-20
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Monday 20 March 2017

Tune of the Day: Andante by Mozart

from Piano Concerto No. 21, transcribed for solo flute

Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 in 1785. Today we propose a melodic transcription of the concerto's slow movement, the famous Andante in F major.

This movement was used extensively on the sound track for the 1967 Swedish movie Elvira Madigan, which detailed the romance between a tightrope walker and an army lieutenant. In the ensuing decades the film has receded into obscurity, but it did manage to propel Mozart's Andante to popular stardom. Before long the movement became a mainstay of “Greatest Hits of Classical Music” anthologies, where it continues to surface as a stand-alone item to this day.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!