Mozart and his contemporaries

Although Mozart was usually quite critical towards other composers there were some a lucky few he valued. C.P.E Bach, but especially Benda were amongst them. Although we don’t know Mozart’s opinion of Boccherini, the Italian composer who made his home at the Spanish court in Madrid, he was surely a genial but rather underestimated contemporary of Mozart and features in this program of sonatas for fortepiano and violin.

F. Benda (1709-1786)
Sonata 2 op.3 in A for keyboard and violi

C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
Fantasia in f# minor for keyboard and violin Wq 80.


L. Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sonata 5 op.5 in g for keyboard and violin

W.A.Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata in F (1781) KV 377