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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto No. 1 (Mozart)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K. 207 was originally supposed to have been composed in 1775 (when Mozart was 19), along with the other four wholly authentic violin concerti. However, analysis of handwriting and the manuscript paper on which the concerto was written suggest that the actual date of composition might have been 1773. It has a common three-movement structure. Movements are: W. A. Mozart, 1790 portrait by Johann Georg Edlinger Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) is among the most popular, significant and influential composers of European classical music. ...

  1. Allegro Moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Presto.

in the usual fast-slow-fast structure. The concerto is full of brilliant passagework with running sixteenth notes and is generally characterized by high spirits. The concert Rondo in B-flat, K. 269 for violin and orchestra, is also connected to this concerto. It was intended to replace the finale movement, and was composed to fulfill the recommendation of Antonio Brunetti, a violinist in Salzburg at the time. Flag of Salzburg Salzburg (population 145,000 in 2003) is a city in western Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg (population 520,000 in 2003). ...

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