Accompanied by the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K. 211. The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Maxim Vengerov, the soloist himself. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2006.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2, the “Turkish Concerto”
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 is notable for its clarity and elegance, as well as its beautiful melodies and inventive use of musical form. It is a popular choice for violinists of all levels, from beginners to professionals, and is frequently performed in concert halls around the world.
The concerto has the usual fast-slow-fast structure. The movements of the work have the tempo headings:
- Allegro moderato. The first movement, Allegro moderato, begins with a lively orchestral introduction before the violin enters with a bright and cheerful theme. The movement features virtuosic passages for the solo violin, as well as some beautiful melodic lines.
- Andante. It is a slow and lyrical piece in which the solo violin sings a beautiful melody accompanied by the orchestra. The movement showcases Mozart’s gift for writing memorable and expressive melodies.
- Rondeau, Allegro. The finale of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 is a lively and energetic dance-like piece with a catchy main theme that is developed throughout the movement. The solo violin again features prominently with fast and technically demanding passages.
- Violin Concerto No. 2 (Mozart) on Wikipedia
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