Violin and string orchestra (Violin)
Composed by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Sheet music. Violin-Bibliothek (Violin Library). Das Violinkonzert C-Dur schrieb Dittersdorf im Jahre 1766 in seiner Zeit als Leiter der Musikkapelle in Grosswardein, eine Stelle, die er in der Nachfolge von Michael Haydn angetreten hatte. Den Solopart durfte der Komponist bei der Auffuhrung sicherlich. Classical. Piano reduction with solo part. 36 pages. Schott Music #VLB11. Published by Schott Music (HL.49012293).
UPC: 884088093532. 9x12 inches.
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799) drew attention to himself even as a child due to his musical talent: At the age of seven he took violin lessons, only three years later he was hired as a violinist in Vienna and played little solos. His numerous compositions and particularly his 'singspiels' (song-plays) were very popular with the audience: Ditters von Dittersdorf's comedy 'Der Apotheker und der Doktor' even outdid Mozart's 'Le nozze di Figaro' in contemporary popularity in 1786. In 1766 Dittersdorf wrote the Violin Concerto in C major while being in service as leader of a music band in Grosswardein, a post he had accepted in succession to Michael Haydn. The solo part was probably played by the composer himself at the first performance. The concerto is a work that is fun to play: A pleasant, particularly concertante Allegro moderato is followed by a playful cantabile Andante and a Presto as virtuoso finale.