Mozart Violin Sonatas
Is there a definitive list of the mozart violin sonatas, rank ordered by difficulty? I tend to think K. 303 is more accessible than for example K. 301, while both are easier than K. 547.
Just follow the K numbers
And which ones are worth listening to? I've lost my taste for mass CD buying, and I think 6 discs would be overkill.
Mozart wrote different sets of sonatas at different times. They are all worth listening to, but appeal might be different to different people. He also composed them with different instruments/bows in mind (and different performers in some cases as well - K.379 is a good example of that), which is partly why the character changes so much as they evolve.
I'm going to say K304 is probably the easiest.
Sonatas, in general, should be labelled as chamber music, piano-violin duets. The piano part frequently is harder, always plays more notes. The early Mozart sonatas are really Piano sonatas with violin obligato. Let your pianist choose which one to do. Skilled pianists that actually want to do this genre are uncommon, so take good care of them.
K.304 is probably the one lots of us got started with. It is gorgeous and not that difficult. It gives you a lifelong taste of and love for these sonatas. Enjoy them!
K303 is the one I started with.
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