Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata for violin & piano No. 24 in F major, K. 376 (K. 374d)

    Description by Brian Robins

    Although in his time the genre never achieved a status rising much above that of social domestic music, Mozart composed sonatas for piano and violin throughout most of his life. The earliest date from 1762-1764, works of childhood precociousness produced before the age of ten, while his final essay in the form, K. 547 in F, was written in Vienna in the summer of 1788. Between came two sets of published works and a few odd works composed in Vienna during the latter part of the 1780s. The second published group first appeared in Vienna in December 1781 under the imprint of Artaria. It includes six sonatas (K. 296, composed in 1778 in Mannheim, and five more recent works, K. 376 - K. 380) published as "Op. 2." It appears they were prepared for publication by the set's dedicatee, Mozart's piano pupil Josepha Auernhammer, for whom he also composed the splendid two piano Sonata in D, K. 488. As with the earlier set, published in Paris as "Op. 1," they were advertised as being for piano with accompaniment for violin, a designation that not only highlights the expected dominance of the piano, but also makes clear that the sonatas were aimed at the domestic, amateur market. However, a review which appeared in the Magazin der Musik (Hamburg) in April 1783, clearly recognized that the greater equality between instruments Mozart had achieved in "Op. 1" is also a feature of the new set: "These sonatas are unique in their kind. Rich in new ideas and traces of their author's great musical genius. ... At the same time the violin part is so ingeniously combined with the clavier part that both instruments are constantly kept in equal prominence; so that these sonatas call for as skilled a violinist as a clavier player." The unique quality referred to is a new relationship between the two instruments which is based on a closer integration of thematic material than hitherto. The Sonata in F was composed in Vienna during the summer of 1781, just weeks after Mozart settled in the Viennese capital following his dismissal from the Salzburg court. Like all the sonatas of Op. 2, it abandons the two-movement form of the large majority of the earlier sonatas in favor of three movements: a dynamic Allegro, a delicately flowing Andante, and a graceful Rondo.

    Parts/Movements

    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Rondo. Allegretto grazioso

    Appears On

    Year Title / Performer Label / Catalog # AllMusic Rating
    2020
    Muso
    MU 041D
    2020
    Muso
    MU 041
    2020
    Harmonia Mundi
    902361DI
    2020
    Harmonia Mundi
    HMM 902361
    2018
    Klanglogo
    KL 1523
    2018
    Accent
    ACC 24351
    2017
    Centaur Records
    CRC 3619202122
    2017
    Vermeer
    4001417
    2017
    Hänssler Classic
    HC 17013
    2017
    Fleur de Son
    FDS 58040
    2017
    CAvi-music
    AVI 8553372
    2016
    Deutsche Grammophon
    002894795516
    2016
    Hyperion
    CDA 68092
    2016
    Decca / Philips
    4788977
    2016
    EuroArts / Warner Classics
    555050
    2016
    Warner Classics
    0825646777044
    2016
    Warner Classics
    0825646777068
    2015
    Deutsche Grammophon
    4794708
    2014
    Warner Classics
    5099901928129
    2014
    Toccata Classics
    TOCC 0250
    2014
    Channel Classics
    CCSBOX 6414
    2014
    Erato
    2564624223
    2013
    Naxos
    8573033
    2013
    Nimbus
    NI 5912
    2011
    Deutsche Grammophon
    002894779464
    2010
    Decca
    2010
    Decca
    4782541
    2010
    Haenssler
    98254
    2010
    Chaconne / Chandos
    772
    2010
    Decca
    2010
    Newton Classics
    8802022
    2010
    Nimbus
    2562/65
    2010
    Gramola
    98904
    2009
    Doremi Records
    7964-69
    2009
    Various Artists
    Decca
    4781149
    2009
    Various Artists
    Decca
    2009
    EMI Classics / Warner Classics
    5099926413
    2008
    Channel Classics
    26208
    2008
    Avi
    855307
    2008
    Haenssler
    98252
    2008
    Philips
    4646602
    2007
    Blue Griffin Recording
    143
    2007
    Deutsche Grammophon
    2007
    Deutsche Grammophon
    2006
    Music & Arts
    CD1187
    2006
    Sony Music Distribution
    86793
    2006
    Warner Classics
    2006
    Delos
    3367
    2006
    Toccata Classics
    2
    2006
    Gramola
    GRAM 98777/82
    2006
    Accent
    20041
    2006
    Verso
    2021
    2006
    Vanguard
    1885
    2006
    Deutsche Grammophon
    2006
    Deutsche Grammophon
    000710202
    2006
    Deutsche Grammophon
    477631
    2006
    Philips
    2005
    Warner Classics
    4623362
    2005
    Analekta
    29823-4
    2005
    Accent
    95113
    2005
    Deutsche Grammophon
    000477102
    2005
    Deutsche Grammophon
    2005
    Harmonia Mundi
    907380
    2005
    Harmonia Mundi
    807380
    2005
    Brilliant
    92540
    2004
    Brilliant
    99721
    2004
    Zig Zag Territoires
    21001
    2004
    Musicaphon
    51750
    2004
    Oboe Classics
    2007
    2003
    De Plein Vent
    9024
    2003
    Doremi Records
    7821-5
    2003
    Vanguard Classics
    1224
    2002
    Calliope
    3664/7
    2001
    BIS
    1123
    2000
    Deutsche Grammophon
    2000
    Live Classics
    102
    2000
    Philips
    000575402
    1999
    RCA
    63432
    1999
    Lotos
    69
    1998
    Philips
    462185
    1996
    Calliope Approche
    CAL6628
    1996
    Astree
    8581
    1996
    Titanic
    216
    1995
    EtCetera Records
    1138
    1995
    Sony Classical
    64309
    1994
    Vox
    5128
    1994
    Naxos
    550065
    1993
    RCA
    61789
    1992
    Deutsche Grammophon
    431784
    1992
    Nonesuch
    79155
    1991
    Philips
    422515
    1985
    Philips / Philips
    412 253-2PH
    RCA
    63435
    Warner Music
    Brilliant
    92628/10
    Brilliant
    92628
    Deutsche Grammophon
    463749
    Deutsche Grammophon
    419215
    EMI Music Distribution
    575582
    Vanguard
    8036
    Lyrinx
    105
    RCA
    77552
    Meridian Records
    84191
    Nuova Era
    6836/41
    Verdi Music
    6815
    Philips
    412141
    Brilliant
    99721/3
    Deutsche Grammophon
    431277