Mozart, WA - Concerto No 2 in D Major, K 211 - Violin and Piano - edited by Christoph Hellmut Mahling - Bärenreiter Verlag URTEXT

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Mozart's Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 211 is an elegant, lyrical work - unmistakably Mozart.  Like the other authentic Mozart violin concerti, it contains more maturity than one might expect from a composer still in his teens at the time of writing.  As with the first violin concerto, the Concerto No. 2 is not, perhaps, as frequently played as the later three, but certainly not for lack of beautiful themes or joyful energy.

This Urtext edition for violin with piano reduction is edited by Christoph-Hellmut Mahling, with cadenzas by Martin Wulfhorst and Leopold Auer.  Published by Bärenreiter Verlag.

Difficulty: A4/A5

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Title: Violin Concerto No 2 in D Major, K 211
Composer: WA Mozart
Arranger:
Editor:
Wulfhorst
Publisher: Barenreiter
Instrumentation: Violin and piano
Parts Included: Two violin parts (one edited, one unedited), cadenza part, piano score
Additional Information: Urtext New easy to play piano reduction Cadenzas by Auer and Wulfhorst

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If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

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Mozart's Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 211 is an elegant, lyrical work - unmistakably Mozart.  Like the other authentic Mozart violin concerti, it contains more maturity than one might expect from a composer still in his teens at the time of writing.  As with the first violin concerto, the Concerto No. 2 is not, perhaps, as frequently played as the later three, but certainly not for lack of beautiful themes or joyful energy.

This Urtext edition for violin with piano reduction is edited by Christoph-Hellmut Mahling, with cadenzas by Martin Wulfhorst and Leopold Auer.  Published by Bärenreiter Verlag.

Difficulty: A4/A5
Title: Violin Concerto No 2 in D Major, K 211
Composer: WA Mozart
Arranger:
Editor:
Wulfhorst
Publisher: Barenreiter
Instrumentation: Violin and piano
Parts Included: Two violin parts (one edited, one unedited), cadenza part, piano score
Additional Information: Urtext New easy to play piano reduction Cadenzas by Auer and Wulfhorst
Sheet Music Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Unless the music received is defective or has been shipped in error, all returned music will be subject to a restocking fee of $2.00 per title.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

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What does Urtext mean? What makes this edition different than the others?

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Urtext basically means that this music is the earliest version of this piece of music, to which later versions can be compared. It serves as a baseline; it gives musicians and scholars an idea for the composer’s original intent. The reason that one would purchase an Urtext edition of music would be so that he or she has a musical text which solely reflects the composer’s intentions; creative interpretation can then be built upon those intentions. While it’s useful to purchase an Urtext edition so that one may get a feel for a composer’s intentions, it’s no guarantee of the composer’s exact writings. When a piece of music is edited or altered, it’s common for editors to add or subtract to the music as well as to edit performance methods. In many cases, it can be useful to purchase a thoroughly edited and altered version of a piece of music, because perhaps it will contain fingerings, bowings or musical performance ideas that will be useful to the performer or student who’s using it. Editions that are edited or arranged may also contain a different cadenza for a concerto. When deciding which edition to buy, it really does come down to personal preference.

It’s also worth noting that there’s more than one publisher of the Urtext version of music. Some well-known publishers of Urtext versions include Henle, Bärenreiter and Breitkopf, among others.

This comes from the G. Henle Verlag Publisher’s website: “There is no such thing as the one valid Urtext version of a musical composition, because the Urtext edition is not the same as a composer's manuscript. (Unfortunately even today many musicians believe this to be the case, for the word "Urtext" [original text] probably also supports this idea.) In most cases the Urtext editor has to choose between different readings in the primary sources: What is "correct", what is "wrong"? Often there is no clear answer. At all events, a good Urtext edition justifies the decision made (and printed).”

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