Mozart's friendship with Anton Stadler, the clarinetist in Vienna's Royal-Imperial Court Orchestra, led to the composition of his beloved Quintet in A Major. The four-movement piece is arranged for clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello. Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B mir, also in four movements, is equally popular and often recorded as a companion to Mozart's work.Professional and amateur musicians alike will appreciate this convenient single-volume publication of these frequently performed quintets. Both scores were reproduced from authoritative sources. Durable but inexpensive, this edition features a sturdybinding that allows pages to remaipen music stands for years of use and enjoyment.
A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (175691) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life.An accomplished pianist and a leading figure of the Romantic movement, Johannes Brahms (183397) composed for piano, chamber ensembles, orchestra, solo voice, and chorus.