Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Adagio in E major K. 261
[vl,orch] duration: 8'
solo: vl – 184.108.40.206. – 220.127.116.11. – str
From a letter sent by Leopold Mozart to his son, it would appear that Wolfgang Amadeus delivered this Adagio as a single movement to the Salzburg violinist Antonio Brunetti in 1776 after Brunetti found the original middle movement "too scholarly."
Please select the desired products and click "Add to Cart"
There is considerable evidence to support the claim that the present Adagio in E major is an alternative middle movement intended for the well-known A-major Violin Concerto K. 219. Ultimately, Mozart decided to leave the work (written in 1775) as it was, without change.
The violin part of the present edition contains – also in the tutti sections – the upper part of the orchestra, thus leaving it up to the soloist to decide whether he should pause here or join in.