Mozart Violin Concertos

Mozart's five violin concertos were written in Salzburg around 1775. They are notable for the beauty of their melodies and the skillful use of the expressive and technical characteristics of the instrument, though Mozart likely never went through all the violin possibilities that others (e.g.Beethoven andBrahms) did after him. (Alfred Einstein notes that the violin concerto-like sections in the serenades are more virtuosic than in the works titled Violin Concertos.)

For these concertos, we wholeheartedly recommend the Henle and Bärenreiter editions. Both are impeccably researched and beautifully presented.