Mozart Violin Concertos

Julia Fischer, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

It is likely that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart planned the three violin concertos he composed between October 12 and December 20, 1775 as (part of) a cycle. This is indicated by both the proximity of the dates of these works and the systematic design of the keys – G major, D major and A major: in other words, covering three of the open strings of the violin. Furthermore, the last movement of all three concertos is a French “Rondeau”. Strangely enough, after writing his Concerto in A, Mozart appears to have lost all interest in the genre. The following year, he added a kind of violin concerto, consisting of an Andante, Minuet and Rondeau, to his Haffner Serenade K. 250, but that signalled the end of his interest in the violin. From that moment onwards, the piano was the instrument he preferred to use in expressing himself. This caused his father, Leopold, great displeasure, by the way: more than once, he admonished his son as follows: “Du weisst selbst nicht, wie gut Du Violin spielst…”.
Although as a rule Mozart’s letters provide an excellent insight into his life and ideas, we have no idea what caused this sudden loss of interest in the violin. Was it just a case of the adolescent rebelling against the authoritarian father? Or did Mozart associate the violin too closely with the oppressive Salzburg courtof archbishop Colloredo, who in fact dismissed Mozart summarily in the August of 1777?

Tracklist

1.
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 - Allegro
09:07
2.
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 - Adagio
08:20
3.
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 - Rondeau (Allegro-Andante-Allegretto-Allegro)
06:17
4.
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 - Allegro
08:31
5.
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 - Andante Cantabile
07:07
6.
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218 - Rondeau (Andante grazioso)
06:56
7.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K. 261
07:58
8.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat, K. 269
06:22

Total time: 01:00:38

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van den Hul

Mastering Equipment

B&W Nautilus

Microphones

Neumann KM130, Schoeps, DPA

Producer

Polyhymnia International

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

PTC5186064

Release Date April 4, 2015
SKU PTC5186064

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