Mozart: Serenata notturna
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A major
Csajkovszkij: IV. szvit ” Mozartiana”
László Nyári – Violinist
Conductor: Gergely Vajda
In 1776, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also composed two light serenades written for string orchestra. One of these became known as the Haffner Serenade, and presumably the other work, Serenata notturna, was also written by the composer as an occasional composition. The light tone and rounded phrases of the three-movement serenade convey the world of sound and mood of the classics, while the apparatus refers back to the tradition of baroque concertos, insofar as it divides the orchestra into two smaller ensembles. The sparklingly witty work is followed by a more serious genre, the competition work. Mozart impressed his audience primarily as a brilliant performer in his piano concerts, and these works were typically intended for his own use. He did not shape the violin competitions according to his own instrumental needs, but the wit, the richness of ideas and the overflowing naturalness of his moods touch his audience with a similar personality. Due to the exotic episode of the rondo-shaped finale of the concerto in A major, composed in 1775, it is sometimes referred to by the adjective “Turkish”. The large-scale opening movement is followed by a slow movement written with Mozart’s characteristic heart lyricism, and then, as the main theme of the finale, a graceful minuet resolves the tensions of the work.