Two Duets, K.423 and 424 for violin and viola by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Urtext edition by Dietrich Berke. Published by Barenreiter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period and is often considered one of the greatest composers of Western art music. A noted child prodigy, he excelled in all genres. His music is revered for its beauty, clarity, balance, and transparency, underpinned by sophisticated craftsmanship.
Mozart's two string duos K.423 and 424 for violin and viola rank as some of his most popular chamber works. He wrote them to complete a set by Michael Haydn. K.424 in B-flat Major most resembles Haydn's duets, as the viola fills a primarily accompanimental role. K.423 in G Major, however, is more complex and conversational, the apogee of the classical duet. This Barenreiter urtext edition has commentary and markings that pull back the curtain on performance practice of the period. Includes score and two performing parts. Advanced level, Grade 5.