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

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  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Editor: Ernst Herttrich
  • Instrumentation: Piano, Viola, Clarinet (or Violin)
  • 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.