Violin Concerto No. 2 (Mozart)

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Violin Concerto in D major
No. 2
by W. A. Mozart
KeyD major
CatalogueK. 211
Composed1775 (1775)
MovementsThree (Allegro moderato, Andante, Rondeau: Allegro)
  • Violin
  • orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211 was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1775.[1] The concerto has the usual fast–slow–fast structure. The movements of the work have the tempo headings:

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Rondeau: Allegro

\relative c' {
\key d \major
\time 4/4
\tempo "Allegro moderato"
\tempo 4 = 70
<d d'>4\f a'8. a16 fis8 d r8 \tuplet 3/2 {d16 (e d)}
g8-! r8 r8 \tuplet 3/2 {d16 (e d)} b'8-! r8 r8 \tuplet 3/2 {d16 (cis b)}
\tuplet 3/2 {a16 d (cis} \tuplet 3/2 {d) e-! fis-!} g8-! g-! g-! \trill fis r8
\tuplet 3/2 {d,16\p (e d)} g8-! r8 r8 \tuplet 3/2 {d16 (e d)} b'8-! r8

\relative c' {
\key g \major
\time 3/4
\tempo "Andante"
\tempo 4 = 60
d'2\f e8. (c16)
d8. (b16) g'4 g
b8\p (fis g dis e g)
cis,8 (d e c ais b)
a8.\f (a'16) a4. (g8)
g8. (fis16) fis4. (e8)
d (cis\p c a) b (e)
g,2 (fis8) r8

\relative c' {
\key d \major
\time 3/4
\tempo "Rondeau : Allegro"
\tempo 4 = 150
fis'4. (g8 gis a) b (a) g-. fis-. e-. d-.
e4-! e4-! fis4-! fis8. (g16) e4-! r4
d8 (e fis d cis a) d8 (e fis d cis a)
d8 (fis a fis) b (g) fis2 (e4)

The concerto lasts around 20 minutes. It is scored for 2 oboes, 2 horns in D and strings.

Like the Violin Concerto No. 4 and the Violin Concerto No. 5, the solo exposition and the recapitulation are completed by tutti exposition's codetta.[1]


  1. ^ a b Simon, Edwin J. “Sonata into Concerto. A Study of Mozart’s First Seven Concertos.” Acta Musicologica 31, no. 3/4 (1959): 170–85.

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