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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. The first movement is nicknamed the “military” Mozart Concerto while the second movement consists of melodic lines. The third movement is joyful and full of fun. Johnston, Blair. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218 at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-05-30.</ref>

Violin Concerto in D major
No. 4
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
KeyD major
CatalogueK. 218
Composed1775 (1775)
Movements
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Rondeau
Scoring
  • Violin
  • orchestra

StructureEdit

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)
 

ReferencesEdit

  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

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