Anton Stadler

Anton Stadler

Some sources claims Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major, K. 361/370a was written for a public concert on March 23, 1784; given by one of Mozart’s friends, Anton Stadler (28 June 1753 – 15 June 1812), the Austrian clarinet and basset horn player. However, some prominent authorities, most importantly the British musicologist Alan Tyson (27 October 1926 – 10 November 2000) who specialized in studies of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven suggest that the paper and watermarks of this work prove a composition date of 1781 or 1782. They note that Stadler’s performance has no proven connection with the date of composition.

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