Recorded on 07/06/2011, uploaded on 01/26/2012
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
During Mozart’s stay in Mannheim, he noted in the violin sonatas of the German composer Joseph Schuster (1748–1812) a more balanced relationship between the violin and the keyboard than had been the custom in the previously piano-dominated genre of the sonata. Mozart composed four duo sonatas early in 1778 in Mannheim, and two more in Paris at the beginning of the summer. Five of the six “Mannheim” Sonatas for Violin and Piano follow the popular convention of the day by eschewing a slow middle movement in favor of a two-movement form. The balanced relationship between violin and piano is evident from the very beginning of the C Major Sonata, as the two instruments pass the melody delightfully back and forth. Kobi Malkin
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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