Eberl, Anton (1765-1808)

Piano Variations, Eberl Op. 5 (Mozart K. Anhang 288) and Op. 6 (Mozart K. Anhang 287)

Broderip & Wilkinson: London Fine.
  • Piano Variations, Eberl Op. 5, (Mozart K. Anhang 288), Mozart's Variations to favorite Airs for the Piano Forte, No. 15. Preston: London, [after 1810]. Folio. 11 pp. Engraved. Disbound. Cover and several pages soiled and tiny hole in one leaf; a few pencilled markings. These plates were taken over by Preston c. 1810 from Broderip & Wilkinson.
  • Piano Variations, Eberl Op. 6 (1794), Variations on a theme by Ignaz Umlauf, (Mozart K. Anhang 287), Air with Variations for the Piano Forte. Composed by W.A. Mozart. No. [16]. Broderip & Wilkinson: London, [1798-1808]. Folio. 7 pp. Engraved. Disbound. A very nice clean copy.

Because of the popularity of the name "Mozart," it was not uncommon for works of other composers to be published widely under Mozart's name. Anton Eberl (1765-1808), one of the most frequent victims of these misattributions, was a Viennese pianist and composer (possibly a student of Mozart's), and is known to have been a friend of Mozart. These attributions perhaps came about because Mozart used some of Eberl's music in his teaching. Both Eberl himself and Mozart's widow, Constanze, made public announcements to try to correct the record, but publishers paid little attention, continuing to publish and republish these works under Mozart's name.