Mozart &
Material Culture


Mozart’s arrangement of the theme of the aria ‘Non vi turbate, no’ from act II, scene 2 of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Alceste probably dates from 1782 or shortly afterwards; it is written on one side of a leaf that also contains sketches from the unfinished opera L’oca del Cairo (1783) although the two sides may have been written down at different times. Possibly Mozart intended his arrangement to serve as the basis for a set of keyboard variations.

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W. A. Mozart, K236, Andantino for keyboard