Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, 2nd and 3rd movements

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, 2nd and 3rd movements

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, 2nd and 3rd movements

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

György Pauk's masterclass

Produced by the Saline royale Academy English Subtitles are available in English Music sheet annotated by  György Pauk  is available 34 min Violin

György Pauk works together with the student on how to interpret repeated notes, bowing issues, and the general character of this fundamental piece for violinists.

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About this masterclass

In an enthusiastic way, the master usually exemplifies with his violin, plays along with the student, interrupts her in a gentle way to mark things to correct, always with great intensity.
During the whole class, Pauk works together with the student, with a lot of intensity: he focuses on how to interpret some repeated notes, on bowing issues, and on the general character of this fundamental piece for violinists.
 

What we learn in this masterclass

  1. Detailed work on repeated notes: they must not sound the same.

  2. Accentuation of appoggiaturas

  3. Work on detaché, separate notes, without disappearing

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The dating of these works is unclear: analysis of the handwriting, papers, and watermarks has proved that all five Violin Concertos were re-dated several times. The year of composition of the fifth concerto "1775" was scratched out and replaced by "1780," and later changed again to "1775". Beyond this, this Concerto is a clear example of the composer's own procedures and characteristics: harmonically clear, at times unpredictable, it requires from the performer precision and technical expertise, with fast passages, and others particularly expressive.

  • Composer: Mozart
  • Piece:Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, 2nd and 3rd movements
  • Professor: György Pauk
  • Student:Pippa Sieppal
  • Instruments: Violin
  • Date:09 February 2022
  • Producer: Produced by the Saline royale Academy
  • Duration:34 min
  • Spoken language:English
  • Subtitle languages: English

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György Pauk

György Pauk

First Prize in 1956 at the Niccolò Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy.

Recognized as one of the leading violinists of his generation, György Pauk was born in Budapest, Hungary, and received his musical education at the renown Franz Liszt Music Academy. Before settling in London in 1961, he already won First Prize at the Paganini Competition in Genova, The Premier Grand Prix at the Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, First Prize at the Munich Sonata Competition, and had performed numerous concerts all over Eastern Europe.

He made his London debut in the Wigmore Hall in 1962, receiving outstanding reviews in the press, followed by his orchestral debut in the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. He made his US debut with the Chicago Symphony at the invitation of Sir George Solti. Likewise, he has performed in all five continents, giving an average of 90 concerts a year alongside many major orchestras, collaborating with conductors like Haitink, Dorati, Barbirolli, Solti, Kondrashin, Boulez, Rattle, Dutoit, Rozdestvensky, Dohnanyi, Colin Davis, and more. What's more, he has appeared, among others, at the Edinburgh, Luzern, Cheltenham, Bath, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Aspen, Dubrovnik, and Prague Spring Festivals.

He was a regular soloist at the Henry Wood Promenade Seasons at the Albert Hall and made innumerable broadcasts for the BBC. His exceptional rich repertoire, also for chamber music, includes several masterpieces of the 20th Century. He retired from the podium after five decades, playing his last farewell concert with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under their conductor Ivan Fischer in Budapest in 2008.

György Pauk is now professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he conducts a “Performers Class” with selected young talents from all over the world. He has led masterclasses in the US at the following institutions: Curtis, Peabody, Yale, Cleveland, Oberlin, Manhattan School, San Francisco, and Juilliard School, as well as in schools all over China, Japan, Israel and across Europe. He is often invited to juries of many major international violin competitions.

Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a great child prodigy of Western music and one of the most important musicians of Classicism. He wrote more than six hundred compositions and single-handedly developed and popularized the piano concerto. He was widely recognized during his lifetime, and is still regarded as the most universal composer in the history of classical music.

Born in 1756 to Anna Maria and Leopold Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical talents were recognized at an early age. By age four, the young prodigy began playing the harpsichord, and by five-years old he was composing pieces. The  Mozart family would make several trips throughout Europe to exhibit the young boy and his sister’s sensational virtuosity with the harpsichord and violin.

In later years, Mozart would enjoy a flourishing career in Vienna. He frequently performed as a pianist and was regarded as the most outstanding keyboard player in the city. In addition to his career as a performer, Mozart established himself as a fine composer. In 1782, he wrote the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which was very successful. Other renowned operas written by the rising composer included Le Nozze de Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Cósi fan Tutte (1790).

The death of his father in 1787 may have marked the decline of Mozart’s career. He composed very few works, suffered many financial problems, and in 1791 during a visit in Prague for the premier  of his opera  La clemenza di Tito, Mozart became very ill. In his final days, Mozart was preoccupied with completing his final oeuvre : Requiem in D Minor, K. 626. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete this piece (it was later finished by his student Franz Xaver Süssmayr) as he passed away on December 5th, 1791 possibly of rheumatic fever, however the official cause is unknown.

Despite Mozart’s tragic early demise, the brilliant instrumentalist and composer left an unparalleled legacy. He was a gifted composer all around and wrote in every major genre including but not limited to symphonies, operas, solo concertos, sonatas, masses and more. His influence is wide and profound, and his music continues to be recognized and celebrated for its ingenuity.

 

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