Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 292 (196c) for Bassoon & Violoncello (Basso continuo) ed. Henrik Wiese B.C. realization by Wolfgang Kostujak Henle Music Folios
Did Mozart intend this work to be a duo for two bass instruments, or Ð as the simple basso-like manner of the second part suggests Ð a sonata for bassoon and keyboard instrument? We will probably never know the answer because the autograph has gone missing. Our edition allows different instrumentation; it not only contains scores for the duo version but also one so it can be performed as a solo bassoon sonata, following the style of the time with a figured bass realization. And cellists Ð who are not blessed with many works by Mozart Ð will appreciate the version of this endearing work for cello and figured bass.