Evening Masterwork: Violin Concerto No. 3 by Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for January 13, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

We should feel lucky that Mozart produced concertos for any string instrument at all: there are the five violin concertos he composed within the same year, and otherwise, throughout his career, the composer showed no interest in composing string concertos. Mozart was 19 when he composed these five works for a fellow-violinist in the Salzburg court, and we will hear the Violin Concerto No. 3 tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.