Les petits riens
Les petits riens (French for "The Little Nothings") is a ballet in one act and three tableaux by Jean-Georges Noverre, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and other unknown composers, , first performed at the Academie Royale de Music in Paris on 11 June 1778.
While Mozart was staying in Paris, Noverre asked him to compose a new score for a ballet that he had created in Vienna in 1767. The ballet was to be danced as an interlude in the new opera Le finte gemelle by Niccolò Piccinni. The opera was a flop and closed after four performances. Although the ballet music was well-received, Mozart was not credited with it, and he was at the time little-known in Paris.
- Les petits riens: Score and critical report (in German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, includes a list of recordings and sound files
- Les petits riens: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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