The eternal (and amazing) Mozart. I am, like probably every (classical) violin pilgrim before me, working on the Mozart in G (#3) and absolutel adoring it. To be honest its rather refreshing to take a break from the endless 16th notes of Bach ;) and play these lovely strong musical lines.
But how to nail that light, expressive Mozart sound? I thought Vernon put the conundrum so well in the other topic: "I think the exposure in Mozart is that it's very light and delicate, but full of passion... and how do you find the perfect balance without going too far?!" I've listened to a few versions on youtube. I love this one by Antal Szalai, though I'm not sure how technically accurate it is to the Mozart style:
(amazing cadenza by Ysaye by the way)
An obvious novel aspect is the appogiatura; these non-grace, grace notes are rather terrifying since they seem to have a life of their own - sometimes dominating the note pair and at others sharing top honours. And then there are mysterious rules for note sequences and a whole new world of punctuation (I have the Urtext)!
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