www.wmozart.com

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest composers of all time. His music has a natural flow and irresistible charm, and can express humor, joy or sorrow with both conviction and mastery...

Search This Blog

Thursday, January 8, 2015

K 412, K 514 Horn Concerto No 1 in D Major


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K. (412+514)/386b was written in 1791. The work is in two movements. Unusually, each movement received a distinct number in the first edition of the Köchel catalogue: I. Allegro 4/4 (K. 412) II. Rondo (Allegro) 6/8 (K. 514) WIKIPEDIA Although numbered first, this was actually the last of the four to be completed. Compared to the other three concertos, it is shorter in duration (two movements rather than three), and is much simpler in regard to both range and technique, perhaps in a nod to Joseph Leutgeb's, the horn player and Mozart's great friend, advanced age and (presumably) reduced capabilities at the time of composition. The second movement, K. 514, was shown by Alan Tyson to have been finished by Mozart's student Franz Xaver Süssmayr after Mozart's death.

 
 VIDEO: Radek Baborák, Seiji Ozawa and Mito Chamber Orchestra in brilliant performance of W.A.Mozart's first Horn Concerto in D major, KV 412/514(386b) I. Allegro, II. Rondo... for more...

No comments:

Post a Comment

editor

My photo
Host of www.theclassicstation.com and a member Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. Former broadcasting announcer WFLN Philadelphia and KHPR Honolulu. GM radio stations in New Jersey and Texas. Search: WESTERN GULF MEDIA.

our email address

our email address
All comments welcome...If you have any questions concerning this site, or comments about our music, please 'contact us'. Album images are provided by amazon.com for sales or from artists or their agents. If you are the author of any of the images found in this website, please do not hesitate to let us know and we'll put your deserved credits under the proper thumbnail(s) or remove any at your request.