Mozart in 1790 : a playlist
Mozart in 1790
On 26 January 1790, the first performance of Cosi fan tutte takes place at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
That same year, Mozart drafts a petition to request the position of second kapellmeister to the court and writes the two Prussian Quartets K.589 & K.590.
He visits his wife Constanze at Baden, where she is taking a cure. On 23 September, he leaves for Frankfort with Franz Hofer for the coronation of the new Emperor Leopold II. Mozart performs a “grand concert” in Frankfort, followed by another one in Mainz.
On 10 November, Mozart returns to Vienna, in the new family lodging of the Rauhensteingasse. On 14 December 1790, he attends a farewell dinner for Haydn, who is leaving for London. Haydn and Mozart were never to see each other again…
Listen to all the works composed by Mozart in 1790 in our playlist
Watch this stunning performance of Cosi fan tutte, directed by John Eliot Gardiner.
List of Mozart’s compositions in 1790
|106||Overture & 3 Contradanses||Vienna||X Supplement|
|312||Allegro of a Piano Sonata||G minor||Vienna||IX/25 Piano sonatas|
|323||Kyrie (Fragment)||C Major||Vienna||I/1 Masses and Requiem|
|458b||Movement for String Quartet||B Flat Major||Vienna||VIII/20 String Quartets and Quartets with a Wind Instrument|
|588||Cosi fan tutte||Vienna||II/5 Operas and Singspiels|
|589||Quartet for Strings #22||B Flat Major||Vienna||VIII/20 String Quartets and Quartets with a Wind Instrument|
|590||Quartet for Strings #23||F Major||Vienna||VIII/20 String Quartets and Quartets with a Wind Instrument|
|591||Instrumentation of Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”||Vienna||X Supplement|
|592||Instrumentation of Handel’s “Ode to Saint Cecilia”||Vienna||X Supplement|
|593||Quintet for Strings||D Major||Vienna||VIII/19 String quintets and quintets with winds|
|593a||Allegro for Mechanical Organ||D minor||Vienna||IX/27 Piano Pieces|
|594||Adagio & Allegro for Mechanical Organ||F minor||Vienna||IX/27 Piano Pieces|
|625||Comic duet “Nun liebes Weibchen”||Vienna||X Supplement|
|323a||Gloria||C Major||Vienna||I/1 Masses and Requiem|