Mozart Concerto No.1 (K313)

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Mozart Concerto No.1 (K313)

Post by sakuramimato »

[quote]---------------- California Band
Directors Association High School Audition List "D" FLUTE Concert No. 1 in G
Major, K. 313 W.A. Mozart (Carl Fisher) I. Letter A to 16 before B Letter E to
11 before end of 1st movement II. Pick up to F through 6 before G III. Pick up
to 25 after Letter I to 2 before Letter K ---------------- [/quote]I would like
to know if anyone has worked with Mozart's Concert No. 1 or if anyone knows the
recommended tempo markings for the different sections stated above. Also, would
anyone happen to know if the grace notes are slurred and how fast they should be
played as I'm not too familiar with grace notes. The D3 grace notes to C3 are
very difficult to make the transition after the 16-note segment before them.
Thank you for your help, and if you have any tips on how to play Concerto No. 1
in G that will appeal the judges, please do so. Thank you, once again, very

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Mozart Concerto No.1 (K313)

Post by ick27 »

The rule of thumb for the grace notes in
this piece (and long grace notes in any piece of this period) is to make the
grace note half the length of the note. Meaning if you have a grace note in
front of a quarter note you play at as two eighth notes. Some editions even
write the music out this way without using grace notes at all, but I like the
grace notes since they help show phrasing. Also, I staccatos in this piece are
"mozart" staccatos. They shouldn't be short, but slightly detached. In fact,
you should think of them more as legato notes slightly seperated from eachother.
Listen to a recording for a better explanation of this, but it is a different
sort of staccato from modern band music. My biggest tip is to listen to some
recordings. I think Mozart in G is fairly easy to understand (playing on the
other hand is a challenge)--it helps a lot to hear it a bunch of times. Good
luck! -Bradford

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