MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
Scribal manuscript copy of the Rondo in A minor, K.511, late eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century
notated by a single scribe in brown ink on four two-stave systems per page, with manuscript title "Rondo per Clavicembalo ô Fortepiano del Sigr W. A. Mozart"
9 pages, oblong 4to (c.23.8 x cm), 8-stave paper, watermarked "J. Honig & Zoonen" and "C & I Honig", stitched, possibly disbound, no place or date [late C18th-early C19th]
Mozart's most memorable contribution to the realm of keyboard morbidezza, the A-minor Rondo, K.511, is dated in Mozart's own thematic catalogue, the Verzeichnüss, 11 March 1787. It was published the same year by Hoffmeister as no.3 in vol. x of the somewhat delayed "Prénumérisation pour le Fortepiano ou Clavecin pour le Mois d'Aoust 1786".
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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