FOR THE CURIOUS CELLIST

Mozart Violin Sonata K547

This three-movement sonata is not the complex, difficult “late” work that its high Köchel (chronoñogical catalogue) number would suggest, but rather is one of Mozart’s most simple violin sonatas, intended as a “beginners sonata”. The first movement sounds quite childish while in the last movement (Theme and Variations) the piano has almost all the protagonism. This is why neither of those two movements has been transcribed here. The sparkling second movement is another world however. It is as though it comes from a completely different sonata!  So here it is, the second movement …… alone.

SECOND MOVEMENT

Bars 174-182 have been taken down an octave even in the “Concert Version”. To balance this, bars 184-187 have been transposed up an octave, with a note change (voicing) in the double-stop of bar 187. No other notes or registers have been changed in the “Concert Versions”.

Edited Concert Version       Clean Concert Version       Easier Version        Literal Transcription