Mozart’s Gran Partita is a sublime achievement in wind music, easily capturing the many emotions of the heart — sometimes all within a single movement. It is a playfully subversive variation on the popular serenade, scored for 13 musicians, which flows naturally between simplistic melodies and elaborate passages, building to a joyful finale.
MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major (Gran Partita)
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