Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major
arranged by Richard Carte
edited by Christopher Hogwood
Richard Carte, one of the most important innovators in 19th-century flute design, was still in his teens when he made this ingenious Mozart arrangement in 1827, but his expertise was immediately noticed in the press: “There is something in the idea at once so exalted, and so liberal, of arranging these classical compositions, as harmony for flutes, that every amateur, we are persuaded, professing a taste for the highest beauties of the instrument, will become a ready subscriber”
This trio is moderately difficult with a few tricky passages, but it is certainly worth getting to know. A definite hit, we think.
Pan - the Flute Magazine, June 2008
. . . the transcription is clever, and faithful to Mozart’s original. Christopher Hogwood’s editorial articulation markings are reserved for purposes of clarification or uniformity and are clearly explained and notated, while the historical information in the Introduction makes interesting and enlightening reading. This is a useful addition to the flute trio repertory.
The Consort, Summer 2008
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major hh179.fsp · ISMN M 708059 44 8 · ISBN 976-1-905779-09-3