Mozart: Andante in C Major, K315 (Flute & Piano) by Mozart
Andante For Flute in C Major Mozart
Andante in C major for flute and piano, K315
Please note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless. When the greater part of the programme on this disc was released as the BIS Catalogue Disc, the response was electrifying. This staggeringly successful title — copies sold worldwide!
In the fall of Mozart left Salzburg in the company of his mother. Traveling via Munich and Augsburg, they arrived in Mannheim at the end of October. At the time Mannheim was the home of arguably the finest orchestra in Europe, boasting among an elite corps of wind players such names as the famous flautist Johann-Baptiste Wendling. It appears to have been Wendling who gained for Mozart the commission to compose three flute concertos and four flute quartets on behalf a Dutch amateur, Ferdinand Dejean. Despite his professed dislike of the instrument, Mozart responded enthusiastically to the commission in a letter to his father, doubtless partially in an attempt to deflect paternal criticism of the length of his stay in Mannheim.