Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner” (arr. J.N. Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano)
I. Allegro con spirit
From MOZART, W.A.: Symphonies Nos. 35, 36, 41 (2015)
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Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, “Haffner” (arr. J.N. Hummel for flute, violin, cello and piano) – I. Allegro con spirit
Hummel, conductor, composer and pianist, whose death ended the great Viennese lineage of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, produced a series of inspired arrangements of Mozart’s symphonies between 1823–24. As a child of eight he had lodged and studied with Mozart and these arrangements demonstrate a profound understanding of his teacher’s art. He refused to vary a single harmony but did make some changes to accommodate contemporary early Romantic taste, and to bring out intensity of orchestral colour as well as offering opportunities for pianistic virtuosity.