Mozart for Winds

Mozart for winds

  • Mozart: The Magic Flute; Divertimento K439; The Marriage of Figaro; Adagio in F

Recorded live at the Mozarthaus in Vienna

Mozart loved the sounds of wind instruments, as we can clearly hear in the prominent role given to the oboe, bassoon and horn in many of his piano concerti. It turns out that he wrote of amazing music for groups of winds such as the Serenade for 13 wind instruments and other wonderful stuff.

On this CD we get something unusual:


  • Die Zauberflöte, K620 – Arranged for wind ensemble
  • Divertimento in B flat major, K. Anh. 229 (K. 439b) No. 3
  • Divertimento from Le nozze di Figaro, K492
  • Adagio in F major, K410

Performed by Heinz-Peter Linshalm, Petra Stump and Reinhold Brunner (basset horn);  and Milan Turkovic (bassoon)

Several excellent players of wind instruments present a program from the heyday of the basset horn. The beginning is a comprehensive cross-section through Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberfloete”, K.620. There is also an arrangement of Le Nozze di Figaro, as a Divertimento for three basset horns & bassoon, K.492. By contrast, the Divertimento No. 3, K.439 (K.Anh.229) and the Adagio in F, K.410, undoubtedly constitute original works by Mozart for two basset horns and bassoon.

Here is a video with selections from:

• Die Zauberflöte

• Divertimento KV 439b

• Le nozze di Figaro

• Adagio in F-Major

As performed by:

Heinz-Peter Linshalm, basset horn
Petra Stump, basset horn
Reinhold Brunner, basset horn
Milan Turkovic, bassoon


Here is some more music for winds:

Overture to Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”, arranged for 8 Winds by Johann Georg Triebensee (1746-1813). This performance is by members of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.


And finally: Mozart: First movement of the ”Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major” K361/370a


Tags: Mozart, Winds, The Magic Flute, Divertimento K439, The Marriage of Figaro, Adagio in F

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