This CD features three works composed by Mozart between 1777 and 1784. The first, chronologically, is the Concerto for Violin and Piano, composed in 1778 and abandoned by Mozart after 120 meticulously orchestrated bars to later be reconstructed by the British musicologist and Mozart specialist, Dr. Philip Wilby. This double concerto is coupled with the Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano K379 (1781) and the Piano Concerto in D Major K451 (1784).
Dr. Philip Wilby, who wrote the CD booklet note, believes that when Mozart stopped work on the Concerto for Violin and Piano, he transferred his inspiration to the Concert Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major K306, so that the two works are in fact the same conception. Dr. Wilby completed the Concerto’s first movement, taking some music from the sonata as a basis, and scored the second and third movements from the respective movements of the sonata.
The Violin Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano K379 is a short two-movement work in which Mozart very likely tried to establish himself in the amateur music market. The Concerto in D Major for Violin and Piano K451 was composed shortly after Mozart’s marriage, at a time when he was trying to make his mark in Vienna as a composer and performer.
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