Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt")
G. Henle Verlag - HN63
- Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Editor: Ernst Herttrich
- Instrumentation: Piano, Clarinet (or violin), Viola
- ISMN: 979-020180063-9
- Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
- Pages: 51
- Urtext / Critical Edition
Was this skilfully composed work really written during a game of ninepins? The legend persists, although there is no reliable source. At all events the unusual instrumentation is of note: having a clarinet instead of the violin was by all means usual in piano trios; but in addition Mozart replaced the cello with a viola, his favorite instrument by his own admission. As a result the viola has a much stronger part than the cello usually has.
This edition replaces the older HN344.