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Rondo from Horn Concerto No 3

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, was written between 1784 and 1787.

It was written for his horn playing friend Joseph Leutgeb, whose name features several times in correspondence regarding the work. The autograph score is stored in the British Library in London.

Scored for 2 clarinets, 2 Bassoons, Solo Horn and strings.

the work is in three movements, I. Allegro (4/4), II. Romance (Larghetto) (4/4) and III. Allegro (6/8).

The third horn concerto is one of four concertos Mozart wrote.

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), baptised Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood, already competent on keyboard and violin, he starting composing from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a professional musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless there and traveled in search of a better position. He traveled to Vienna in 1781 and was subsequently dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in Vienna, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.

The circumstances of his early death are surrounded in mystery.

He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western art music is profound; Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote that "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years".

Arranged by Adam Wright

A Feature for Solo Horn

4:00 Minutes

4 Trumpets
1 Horn in F
4 Trombones
1 Tuba
1 Percussion

Percussion section requires: Timpani