Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major, K219 – Allegro aperto (beginning to reprise)
A film by Hannes M. Schalle
Musical interpretation: Benjamin Schmid (violin), Salzburger Orchester Solisten
Concept & direction: Hannes M. Schalle
Camera & editing: Stefan Resch
Camera: Thomas Schorn Roubin
Recording: Aikon MT
Audio post-production & mixing: Christoph Burgstaller
Production manager: Brigitte Wettstein
Recording manager: Tina Laske
Production: Moonlake Entertainment
Tobias Welz (Mozart)
Katharina Gassner (paramour)
Max Schlereth Studio, University Mozarteum Salzburg
State-rooms in the Salzburg Residenz
In 1775, the 19-year-old Mozart was commissioned by his employer Prince-Archbishop Colloredo, with whom he was permanently at loggerheads, to compose chamber music for evening entertainment at court.
As a result, the Violin Concerto K219, was written in a highly emotional phase of his life, full of positivity and melancholy, joie de vivre and farewell. Mozart had his mind set on leaving the Salzburg post he hated, and left to himself he would certainly have composed something different. But this was how he came to write “utility”, or Gebrauchsmusik which, however was not characteristic of his artistic impetuousness. Today, we hear “only” the sound of the richest of his five violin concertos, with which Mozart concluded his time as an active violinist.
These conflicts provided the basis of the visualisation of his opus K219, produced at the original locations of its creation and premiere.