Artist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
title: Violin Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 4
keywords: classical, violin, concerto
Violin Concert No. 2 in D Major
1. Allegra Moderato
Excuse me, can I have this dance with you? Recently my dog discovered classical music.
It’s not a joke, he seriously crawls in front of the speakers and seemingly enjoys while listening to the classical classics. He is probably fed up with all the noise, and other weird frequencies that the music send to YIKIS for review is so fabulously rich off… So to give the dog a little break while going for a cuddle session, I thought to spend the time (sort-off) wisely by trying to review the Violin Concertos 2,3 & 4 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Who is or might not be, the guy with the funny haircut..
The first one named ‘Allegra Moderato’ doesn’t come across as very moderate. One moment Wolfgang goes for sensible violin solos that tickle the imagination, and another moment goes in a overacting full on hardcore mood. It’s pretty, but theatrical, bombastic and quite full at times & the total opposites.. .
This ‘Andante’ sounds more like it.. It’s coming across as a more likable smooth and romantic sounding waltz with a high Disney element. You know a scene in which you can easily imagine a girl who is obviously tormented by an evil stepmother, getting the help of a collection of friendly birds that feel sorry for her sobbing her tears away and make her a beautiful dress in which she feels like a little princess… She feels confident, proud & ready to meet her future husband at some mascaraed ball. The music conveys certain innocence & manages to bring it to grotesque proportion. It’s here that the horrors of classical music might kick in; tears in the eyes’ when the music shows us the now beautiful girl dancing the night romantically away with a handsome, elegant young man, who will probably end up as her future husband.
3. Rondo: Allegro
This piece keeps up the elegance up of a ballroom ball; a lot of bows, hand kissing, politeness, & palace etiquette, but also gigantic dresses, impractical corsets and couples twirling around in circles while hate full looks of jealous bystanders are thrown into the ball participants. Rondo must be the name of a beautiful transvestite that is stealing the show & gets awarded with the best dress and most flexible moving legs that appear to be of a ballerina kind…
Violin Concerto Nr. 3 in G Major
Allegro is the music piece that sounds as if we are back in the upper-class of the medieval times. We wander through palace hallways, tiptoeing in our fancy tutus from one corner to another and back again. It’s really light and at every corner our mouth stands open as if we have never been there before. We are or pretending or just in the mood to be completely emerged in innocence, with slight short term memory problems. Oh a window with stained glass! Oh a staircase! Oh a statue with no arms! It’s all very new and fascinating as the music basically brings us on a search through the medieval palace, as if we have never seen one before.
Everything is a wonder, everything is a beautiful discovery!
Negative side: This palace discovery is rather long… At six minute doing pirouettes all over the place, you’ll be able to dance from the front door all the way to the exit made for the peasants.; but the music keeps going on for at least 3 more minutes, making it seems as if the ‘tour guide’ has lost someone half way and we all have to wait for that slow personality to hurry up and get it over with.
This piece begins very fragile; butterfly music. It’s something to hear with your head close to the speakers or with the ears deeply plugged into a pair of headphones. It sounds as if it’s done as if the music is walking on an empty ballroom floor full with precious eggs. The music of Mozart makes it clear not to stamp violently so not to crush those eggs, but rather step in a balanced way through the potential battlefield of eggs in a polite and careful way.
6. Rondo: Allegro
Here Mozart is going up-tempo again, in a balanced duel of sweet toe tapping and sudden full on twirling and jumping as if we are a bunch of smart light weight fairies. One moment the music can turn in an elegant manner and the other one will be a perfect time to put up a duck face and shoot a selfie in the middle of this medieval madness. Mozart will add more volume before going for an almost childlike melody that kids can sing their ‘head, shoulders, knee and toes’ song on. The end is a bit like tumbling down a staircase made out of pillows…
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major
Mozart brings out his version of having a ‘party time’. All the breaks are loose, as Mozart goes for the full throttle! Here we listeners are served difficult ballroom dances with lots of violin going up and down slow, up tempo, fanatic, pretty, I don’t know… It’s basically Wolfgang, Amadeus Mozart delivering the whole package!
8. Andante Cantabile
This work is pretty.. A moment to get back to our senses; calming down a bit and step away for a moment to just enjoy a serene violin melody that doesn’t sound so all over the place, It’s an emotional sounding piece, more sliding smoothly and when played at the right moment in time this might be a track to actually trigger a real authentic tear. It’s here within this composition that I suddenly feel that Mozart hits a true romantic mood… Congratulations Mozart, now you may rest in peace!
9. Rondo: Andante Grazioso
Here we have Rondo again; very active, bright eyes, excessive makeup, a little bit wild, excited even! With every few minutes or so a reoccurring little break to toe tap all the way back for an over dramatic run up and down the stairs feel… Mozart throws in a bit of drama here and there, but in general it’s a positive sounding work and around 4 minutes it even becomes… Dare I say? Beautiful?
My dog approves these violin concertos; he slept all the way through, while showing off a satisfied smile… I have no link, but I’m sure if you really want to join my dog’s music taste,
you’ll probably will find a way to get your hands on a bit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Woof!