Spot On MozART project
Spot on MozART | © Hannes Schalle

In 1775, the 19-year-old Mozart was commissioned by his employer, Prince-Archbishop Count Colloredo of Salzburg, with whom he was in permanent disagreement, to compose a piece of princely chamber music for the evening entertainment...

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, KV 219 - Allegro Aperto (beginning to recapitulation)

A film by
hannes M. Schalle

The composition for it, the Violin Concerto K. 219, was written in a highly emotional phase of his life, carried by positivism and melancholy, celebration of life and farewell. Mozart was on a spiritual flight from his unloved place of work, Salzburg, and had it been up to him, he would certainly have composed something else. But in this way a utility music was created, which, however, does not characterize the artistic impetuosity of the master.

Today one hears "only" the sound of the richest of his five violin concertos with which Mozart concluded his time as an active violinist.

These conflicts were the basis of the visualization of the opus KV219, realized on the original sites of its creation and premiere.

Spot on MozART
  • Concept and direction: Hannes M. Schalle
  • Camera and editing: Stefan Resch
  • Camera: Thomas Schorn Roubin
  • Drones: Airworx
  • Music recording: Aikon MT
  • Audio post production and mixing: Christoph Burgstaller
  • Production manager: Brigitte Wettstein
  • Recording director: Tina Laske
  • Production: Moonlake Entertainment

Salzburg Orchestra Soloists

  • KM - Marianne Riehle
  • Vl 1 - Judith Steiner, Scott Stiles, Irina Rusu and Irene Castiblanco
  • Vl 2 - Werner Neugebauer, Daniela Beer, Anna Biggin and Emeline Pierre
  • Vla - Firmian Lermer, Elen Guloyan and Manuel Dörsch
  • Vlc - Johanna Furrer and Ursula Eger
  • Kb - Dominik Neunteufel
  • Ob - 1st Valerie Colen, 2nd Federica Longo
  • Hr - 1st Gabriel Stiehler, 2nd Samuele Bertocci


  • Tobias Welz (Mozart)
  • Katharina Gassner (Beloved)


  • Max Schlereth Hall, University Mozarteum Salzburg
  • State Rooms of the Salzburg Residence
  • Salzburg Cathedral
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Leopoldskron Palace
  • Gallery Budja

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