Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C K373 (1781)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart’s often stormy employment with the “Arch-booby of Salzburg” as Mozart called his eminent employer, came to a violent end when he was literally kicked down the stairs by the Archbishop’s chief steward during a visit to Vienna! Just prior to this event, Mozart dashed off this cheerful Rondo for the Italian violinist Antonio Brunetti who performed it with Mozart leading the Archbishop’s orchestra. Mozart celebrated his dismissal by remaining in Vienna and not playing the violin again!