Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for piano guitar


A little night music.

It feels good to say “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” or “Een Kleine Nacht Muziek” in Dutch. There’s a certain rhyme to it. But its original name was “Serenade No. 13 for Strings” or “A Little Serenade.”

When Robert Bekkers first arranged it for our duo, we played it everywhere and then forgot about it. His guitar student Onno de Haan had made a video recording of our concert in Warmond in the Netherlands in November 2008. How such a gem got lost can be explained by our always looking forward to the next concert, the next piece, and not having much time to review what we’ve done and what’s worth keeping.

A long time ago, I played a piano duet (one piano, 4 hand) version of the “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” at a talent contest one summer at Oxford. We won a bottle of champagne and drank it at our next bridge game at New College. I found my piano duet and bridge partner recently online. Hopefully these video clips will evoke some memories of our duet.

Perhaps this will also give ideas to re-arranging string quartets for piano and guitar. I have heard some beautiful string quartets by Jacob TV. Any other ideas?

There are free scores available online but not for piano and guitar.

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6 responses to “Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for piano guitar

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  4. Mme TRAN

    Dear Sirs,

    I would be very thanful receiving the corresponding partition of the Little Music for piano and guitar

    Sincerely Yours

    T. M.

    • Dear Mme Tran: Thank you for your enquiry. We have received many such requests, however we have not yet found the time to make these arrangements available for the public. If you’d like to invite us to give a concert, then we can include that as part of the project. Thank you for your interest.

      • Pierre Montagnier

        Dear Anne, my son Baptiste (14 years old) is playing guitar and my daughter Agathe (17 years old) is playing piano, both already at a fairly advanced level. Agathe would like to play with her brother at the end of the college year national french exam (Baccalaureat in June 2014) a nice piece, and your transcription of the “Kleine Nachtmusic” is just fabulous. Would it be possible to play it ? We could even guaranty to diffusion of the score (Robert’s transcription), and it would be used just for the exam, if this is acceptable for you… Many thanks in advance for your help, and please receive both my kind regards and my congratulations anyway to you and Robert for the really high quality, spirit and sense of feeling of your art of play. Pierre

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