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Mozart Symphony No. 40 (Great G Minor) – Viola Part

Edited by Joseph de Pasquale


Title: Symphony No. 40
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Instrument: Viola
Edited By: Joseph de Pasquale
Instrumentation: Orchestral
Pages: 8

The viola part for Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 (nicknamed the Great G Minor Symphony) has been edited by Joseph de Pasquale, a legendary violist who studied and collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, as well as held the position of principal viola in the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. Mr. de Pasquale's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.

Mozart's Symphony No. 40 is the second of his last three symphonies, a set he composed in rapid succession during the summer of 1788. Some consider the last three symphonies as a unified work. In particular, Symphony No. 40 functions as the middle work, having no introduction (unlike No. 39) and no large-scale finale (unlike No. 41). It is sometimes referred to as the Great G Minor Symphony, distinguishing it from Symphony No. 25, the Little G minor symphony. These two are the only symphonies Mozart wrote with a primary minor key, and the Great G Minor is unquestionably regarded as one of Mozart's greatest works.

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