KV 453aq del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto-I don't know what it means...
This is what I found via Google:
"The little funeral March of 16 measures was composed by Mozart for his student Barbara Ployer. The autograph was pasted into Barbara Ployer's personal album with the heading "Marche funebre del Sigr. Maestro Contrapunto." Mozart was her music theory teacher, thus the title. The album was in the possession of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, but lost in 1945 (however a photograph copy exists).
At first the small page containing the Marche was counted as a manuscript of Beethoven's, presumably as he was the specialist of the Funeral March. In the late 1920's Robert Tenschert showed the piece was a Mozart autograph and had a facsimile published. Einstein (in K3) placed it as K453a, stating the best place to order it was in the of the G-major Piano Concerto, written for Barbara Ployer.
No doubt the piece was written as a parody and in good humor, and I think it is best played in a grossly exaggerated style--the more pompous the better. The little piece has been recorded many times. If you don't have it in your collection, find one of the CDs that includes it, and enjoy. "
When I was at NORTH TX STATE UNIVERSITY in 1963,
the PHI MU ALPHA chapter sang from the REQUIUM with the Tx Boys Choir
and Fort Worth Symphony. When I saw the movie AMADEUS years
later, that perfomance
became an even more important memory. Amadeus
gave me more of a feel for what Mozart was trying to say than any
class or even a perfformance.
I expected some kind of humor fromMozart, but I didn't know.
Jay, I'm working from Finale and the reverb is choice of size of room
and voloume on the mixer. I had the mixer louder than any previous time
because it seemed to work with this group. The room was I believe the
Thanks for the google. I was thinking about my books as a source, and didn't think it would be in them.