The ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ in E flat for violin and viola, K364, is an iconic work for many Mozart lovers, and arguably the greatest music he wrote in Salzburg. Yet, frustratingly, we know nothing about its origins. Apart from a sketch for the first-movement cadenza, the autograph has disappeared. Neither Mozart nor any of his contemporaries ever mentioned the work. It seems fair to assume that, inspired by the sinfonie concertanti he had encountered in Paris and Mannheim, he composed it, in summer or autumn 1779, for himself to play with the Salzburg court Konzertmeister Antonio Brunetti. But this remains guesswork.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Abraham Skernick, Rafael Druian, Judith Raskin
Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: George Szell
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 976 MB