Sonata No. 2 in B-flat major is an arrangement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in D major ‘Dürnitz’ (K.284), amplified with ‘the accompaniment of’ a trumpet. The relationship between the new text and the original has been modelled on late-eighteenth-century publications that added an independent violin part to a Mozart piano sonata. The ‘Dürnitz Sonata’ is the grandest, most symphonic sonata Mozart composed in the 1770s. Its opening sonata allegro has all the panache of the composer’s most brilliant symphonies from that period. The following Polonaise ‘en rondeau’ has a particularly operatic sensibility, and the closing set of variations is the longest (though done without repeats here!) and most virtuosic that Mozart ever wrote.
- Trumpet in C