Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4
A true delight for the ears! Join Section Principal Horn Samuel Jacobs and the NZSO for a performance of Mozart’s bright and infectiously cheerful Horn Concerto No. 4.
18 minutes 45 seconds
WA Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495
Edo de Waart Conductor
Samuel Jacobs Section Principal Horn
Written in 1786, Horn Concerto No. 4 was composed for Mozart's friend, Joseph Leutgeb, a virtuoso horn player to whom Mozart dedicated all four of his horn concertos. Mozart fondly referred to this piece as "a hunting horn concerto for Leutgeb," highlighting its playful nature.
The whimsical character of the work can even be seen in the different colours Mozart used when writing the manuscript!