Mozart | Duo for Violin & Viola

Viviane Hagner, Emma Wernig


'It has always been a dream of mine to organize a concert series in my direct neighborhood, for the locals. I have been living in Weissensee since 4 years and I love my Kiez; it felt only natural to bring great music here. Inspired by the Parisian Salons in France, the Schubertiade in Vienna in the 19th century, or more recently Groupmuse in the US or the Kiez Treff culture in Germany (aka Bizet Kietz-Treff ), Yannick’s Salon aims to bring together local community and young audience around great art, specifically Chamber Music masterpieces. The events will be as social as they are musical with a greater connection between the performers and the audience. The atmosphere will be convivial, beers will be around and the dresscode relaxed. This project wouldn’t be possible without help and I am happy and proud to collaborate on this endeavor with Bildungs- und Kulturzentrum Peter Edel, Culiner Creative Circle, Amanda Group, Neustart Kultur and my dear C. Bechstein.'

Yannick Rafalimanana

Concert program

W. A. Mozart: Duo for Violin/Viola in B flat Maj, K424
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for violin and viola, K. 424, the second of the two Mozart wrote to complete Michael Haydn's set of six for the Archbishop Colloredo, was written in the summer of 1783.

This work is in three movements:
I. Adagio-Allegro
II. Andante cantabile, E-flat major
III. Andante grazioso

The last movement is a theme with six variations and a coda. As a whole, this duo blends in better with Haydn's four because the viola is more limited to providing harmony than in K. 423. The set of six was presented as all Haydn's, and Colloredo was unable to "detect in them Mozart's obvious workmanship."

Viviane Hagner, violin
Emma Wernig, viola

07:24 min 2023