Theoretical analysis of the Marcel Dupré edition of Mozart's Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Fantasia In F Minor, K. 608, was composed for a mechanical organ which played by means of a clock mechanism. To enable musicians to perform the piece on common instruments, many arrangements were produced for other performing forces such as piano and four hands, string orchestra, organ, and others. In 1942, Marcel Dupré published an organ arrangement of this work. An analysis of Dupré's arrangement provides insights into the formal construction as well as the harmonic and melodic structures. A short history of K. 608 is provided in Chapter I. Chapter II is a formal analysis of each section of the work. The appendixes list other editions of the Fantasia, give a detailed account of the differences between the Dupré arrangement and Mozart's original work, and provide the musical scores of both the Dupré and the Mozart versions. This analysis of Mozart's Fantasia in F Minor is provided with the hope that greater appreciation of the piece will result from the study of its structure.