Panther Tracks

“Sinfonia Concertante”


Annika Pepper

Adeline Harper recommends Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” in E flat major, a piece of classical music that Harper enjoys for its expressive melody and string solos.

Emily Hawkins, Staff Writer

Freshman Adeline Harper is listening to “Sinfonia Concertante” in E flat major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  

“My favorite part is probably how the violin and the viola kind of work together to create the melody, because they’re both separate melodies but they both intertwine to create a new one,” Harper said.

This classical piece is a beautiful composition of string and wind instruments. The song in E flat major maintains a pleasant, lovely tone throughout, with only a few subtle changes in tone. “Sinfonia Concertante” is an excellent choice for studying or working when you need some background music that won’t distract you.

Mozart composed this piece in 1779, during the Classical period in Europe. This music was created in the style of “symphonie concertante,” in which two or more soloists can be heard alongside the orchestra. Mozart wrote solos for both a violin and viola to be featured in “Sinfonia Concertante.”

“[Mozart is] a lot more expressive, which I also like,” Harper said.

Although not a highly popular genre, classical music like Mozart’s can add a welcome touch of elegance to our everyday lives. “Sinfonia Concertante” is well worth a listen, whether you are buckling down for a long study session, or simply driving on your way home from school.