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Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt")

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    1. Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    2. Editor: Ernst Herttrich
    3. Instrumentation: Piano, Clarinet (or violin), Viola
    4. ISMN: 979-020180063-9
    5. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    6. Pages: 51
    7. 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.