Violin Concerto No. 4 (Mozart)

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Violin Concerto in D major
No. 4
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Key D major
Catalogue K. 218
Composed 1775 (1775)
Movements
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Rondeau
Scoring
  • Violin
  • orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1775 in Salzburg. The autograph of the score is preserved in the Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków.[1] He seemed to have originally composed it for himself to play, but after leaving the Salzburg Court Orchestra, he changed and updated the concerto for the successor of his position in his orchestra, Antonio Brunetti, to play. It is debatable whether the concerto was above Mozart's level of mastery or if he purposely made the concerto difficult for Brunetti on account of his greater ability.[2]

Structure[edit]

The concerto has the usual fast–slow–fast structure and lasts around 23 minutes. The movements are:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile (A major)
  3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo)

\relative c' { \set Staff.midiInstrument = #"oboe" \set Score.tempoHideNote = ##t \tempo 4 = 144
  \key d \major
  \tempo "Allegro"
  d4\f d8. d16 d4 d | d r8 fis a4 r8 fis | d fis a fis d fis a fis | d4 r r2
}

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mozart, W. A.; Mahling, Christoph-Hellmut (preface) (2002). Konzert in D für Violine und Orchester Nr. 4 KV 218. Klavierauszug (Piano Reduction). Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag. p. VI–VII.  ISMN M-006-45797-7
  2. ^ Johnston, Blair. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-05-30.

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