Allegro in G major, K.72a (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)



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Editor Wolfgang Plath (1930–1995)
Publisher. Info. Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Serie IX, Werkgruppe 27,
Band 2: EinzelstĂŒcke fĂŒr Klavier
[NMA IX/27/Band 2] (pp.169)
Kassel: BĂ€renreiter-Verlag, 1982. Plate BA 4584.
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Publisher. Info. La Clemenza di Tito
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General Information

Work Title Allegro, K.72a
Alternative. Title
Composer Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K.72a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 28
Key G major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1769/1770
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Only 35 bars survives, the only source, is a portrait of Wolfgang in Verona by Saverio Dalla Rosa (1745-1821). Einstein’s attribution of the Molto Allegro was taken over by Deutsch but not by later scholars, at least not universally. Daniel Heartz was the first to suggest the work may not be by Mozart but by someone else, and in this he was largely followed by Wolfgang Plath, who edited the work for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. According to Heartz and Plath, the style of the work depicted is atypical of the composer, including stylistic inconsistencies – notably a weak opening gesture in a quasi-trio sonata texture juxtaposed with galant style writing, and formal and modulatory procedures, among them a full close in the tonic at the end of the opening statement and transitions that lack continuity. Heartz finds all of these characteristics in the works of Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785), and suggests that he may in fact be the composer of the Molto Allegro.