Symphony No. 2 (Mozart)

Symphony No. 2 (Mozart)

The piece of music once known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, KV 17, is now considered not to be by him, and possibly by his father, Leopold Mozart.ref|LM This symphony has been given the number Anhang C 11.02 in the sixth edition of Ludwig Ritter von Köchel's catalog of Mozart's music.ref|S

The piece is in four movements in the usual quick-slow-minuet-quick pattern:

# "Allegro"
# "(Andante)"ref|paren
# "Menuetto I & II"
# "Presto"

The publication of this symphony in the Alte Mozart-Ausgabe, the first collected edition of Mozart's music, shows several points at which smaller, editorially-supplied notes are given, suggesting an unfinished composition. For instance, in "Menuetto I," only the first violin and cello/double bass parts are completed; the second violin and viola parts in their entirety in this movement are editorial additions. ref|score

Since K. 17 is now believed not to be by W.A. Mozart, the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe does not include this symphony as part of its edition.


# For the attribution to Leopold, see Stanley Sadie, "The New Grove Mozart" (NY: Norton, 1983), p. 197 (Mozart work list). ISBN 0-393-30084-6.
# Sadie, p. 197.
# The parentheses are around the tempo designation "Andante" in the score of the symphony.

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