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By Michael Thomas Roeder

This lucid consultant strains the concerto's evolution over the most important sessions of tune: baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth century. The compositions of every very important composer are mentioned intimately, making this an invaluable significant other to the shape.

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One wonders if the flute part is as easy as "de Jean" wished, for Mozart exploits the instrument's agility with many wide leaps and running scale passages. The majestic dotted rhythm of the first theme (Ex. 9-11) well fits the movement's title, Allegro maestoso, a rare marking for Mozart at this time. In the development the flute presents a new theme which illustrates both these characteristic leaps and running figures (Ex. 9-12). Adagio ma non troppo in D major opens with a solemn and unusual passage in octaves for horns and strings, with the violins and violas.

191 shows the composer's understanding of the character and limitations of the instrument. Here Mozart exploits the bassoon's special qualitiesits staccato, its contrasts of registers, its comic and lugubrious voices, and its ability to sing a lyric melody in its middle register. The orchestra, consisting of two oboes, two horns, and strings, participates in a lively manner; rests, necessary for breathing in the solo part, are artfully used to juxtapose the soloist and orchestra. The soloist's entry with a restatement of the main theme in the short opening Allegro also attests to Mozart's exquisite sense of the instrument's unique qualities.

A cantilena for solo violin on one of Mozart's exquisite 40 41 melodies (Ex. 9-5) is accompanied by muted strings, pizzicato basses, flutes (here replacing the oboes), and horns. The movement, with its triplets, sudden dynamic shifts, and harmonic subtleties, is in many respects similar to the highly expressive slow movement of the much later C Major Piano Concerto, K. 467. Â 12. A rondeau, opening in , closes the G Major Concerto; like that of K. 218, it contains a very extensive and diverse array of tempos and meters.

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