Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495, is a standard professional work that is often required at orchestral auditions, university auditions, and competitions.  The piece was also originally written for natural horn, and the performer Joseph Leutgeb (1732-1811).  It too is a standard professional work that is within the capabilities of advanced high school students.  The difficulty in this piece lies in the nuance of performing in the classical style, while some additional technical challenges include cadential and internal lip trills, sixteenth-note runs, and the cadenza.


Composer Mozart, W.A. (Franz Süssmayr)
Dates (1756-1791)
Duration 17:00
Horn Range F3 to Bb5
Level Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Allegro 8:25 Medium F3 to Bb5
II. Romance 4:20 Medium F4 to F5
III. Rondo: Allegro vivace 3:52 Medium F3 to Bb5