Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 5 in A major, KV 219

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the second Viennese classicist, a composer of genius, developed a unique style – easy and transparent, perfect and thorough. “I like Mozart’s music very much. Talking about it a lot is the same as commenting on Rembrandt’s painting without stopping, instead of quietly looking at it. It is a miracle that needs to be listened to for a lifetime”, wrote the late philosopher Leonidas Donskis. In a relatively short life, ​​Mozart wrote more than 600 works of all genres popular at the time. He was especially in favour of a concerto genre. In 1775, Mozart has composed five concerti for violin and orchestra (although today ​​Mozart’s concerti for strings raise a number of questions regarding the date or circumstances of creation). In Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 5 in A major (Turkish) the composer demonstrates great creative imagination by experimenting with frequently changing tempi and meters. Such freedom in designing musical fabric displays not only the originality of the work’s form, but also Mozart’s extraordinary talent​​.

Violin virtuoso Sergej Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra under his direction perform ​​Mozart’s cheerful score.

PUBLISHED:  2018-06-05