Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K.364 (320d) for violin, viola, and piano (parts and reduction) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Urtext edition by Michael Topel. 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.
The sinfonia concertante genre combines the virtuosic display of a concerto with the unity and totality of a symphony. It was popular in the classical period, and Mozart experimented with it in several works, culminating in his masterpiece in the form: the Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K.364 (320d) for violin, viola, and orchestra. It is renowned for its invention and the conversational, musical camaraderie shared by the two soloists. Mozart's attention to detail must be noted: he wrote the viola part in scordatura tuning to give a more brilliant sound to match the violin, though today it is less often performed with this stipulation. This Barenreiter urtext edition includes critical and historical commentary and includes parts and piano reduction, including both scordatura and modern tuning parts for viola. Advanced level, Grade 5.