Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A K. 219
Mozart composed all five of his violin concertos in a matter of months – between April and December of 1775. Each one is longer and seems to be more epic than the one that came before it, so it’s no surprise that the Violin Concerto No. 5 is a work that rivals the instrumental concerto as it would appear in the next century. The Concerto is actually almost like an opera, in that the soloist is a protagonist and the orchestra the supporting cast. Not only that, but the music is full of drama. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.