Søffren Degen’s arrangement of a Larghetto by Mozart for violoncello and guitar is one of ten pieces for violoncello and guitar by this composer edited by Jens Bang-Rasmussen and now published by Tecla Editions.
Here are some notes on it, by Jens Bang-Rasmussen.
Larghetto (Mozart), for violoncello and guitar
An unbelievably fine and sophisticated transcription of the second movement of Mozart’s clarinet quintet no. 1, K 581. Degen transcribes music very freely, as did most of the romantic composers. He transcribes the original music into a style of his own. As in all Degen’s transcriptions, the guitar part is for the seven-string guitar.