Yesterday afternoon I listened again to violinist Julia Fischer perform the concerto number 3 in G-Major by Mozart. My sense has always been that this music must be played with elegance and grace, rather than in a grandiose way as one might play the Tchaikovsky or the Brahms concerto.
Sure enough, I was totally delighted with this recording even though it is pretty old. Old is often better than new…. we get to hear the following on this recording:
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K218
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E, K261
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B flat, K269
All performed by Julia Fischer (violin), with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the late Yakov Kreizberg conducting.
Gramophone Magazine wrote:
“…these performances are full of disciplined subtlety and astonishing interpretative maturity. The G major Concerto, K216, is lush and spirited, the traditional-style performance lacking nothing in warmth. The relaxed, cantabile style of her playing in the final movement serves the dancelike nature of Mozart’s music.”
Here is Julia Fischer, performing the first movement of Mozart’s concerto number 3: