Brahms Double Concerto
Is the Brahms double concerto unique in its pairing of violin and cello in the concerto form?
Perhaps if you don't count the dozens of such things written by Vivaldi (RV 544, RV 546, RV 547) among other baroque composers. Maybe not dozens, but there's definitely some.
Percy Sherwood! No, me neither and I wasn't too impressed when I heard it.
Mozart apparently didn't write a double concerto for violin and cello, but he did compose a triple concerto in A, K.V. Anh 104, for violin, viola and cello. If it's Mozart then it's worth playing.
I've got one of the Vivaldi "concertos for violin, cello, and piano." The piano part is rubbish. I think it's some drunkard's orchestral reduction.
Miklos Rosza wrote a concerto for violin and cello (titled the Sinfonia Concertante). I like it.
I did see a page of a Mozart Triple in a Vienna library and was told that was all that that existed of it. More recently I read that there is more, 134 bars in total.
Not exactly the OP's parameters, but Haydn's symphony Concertante is a wonderful, underplayed piece with solo violin and cello, joined by solo flute and oboe.
Haydn's Symphony Concertante (in B-flat) is listed in the catalog as his symphony nr. 105.
Thanks Jack! That's this thread closed!
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