Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 417, is a standard professional work that is often required at orchestral and university auditions as well as competitions.  The piece was originally written for the performer Joseph Leutgeb (1732-1811) and was intended for natural horn.  Although this concerto is a standard professional work, it is playable by an advanced high school student.  The difficulty in this piece lies in the nuance of performing in the classical style.  Additional technical difficulties include cadential lip trills and sixteenth-note runs to high Bb (Bb5).


Composer Mozart, W.A. (Franz Süssmayr)
Dates (1756-1791)
Duration 13:00
Horn Range F3 to Bb5
Level Easy/Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques Lip Trill
Era/Style Classical
Country/Region Germany
Accompaniment Available Orchestra, Piano, Wind Ensemble
Accompaniment Difficulty Easy


Movements Duration Level Range
I. Allegro 6:45 Medium F3 to Bb5
II. Andante 3:35 Easy/Medium F3 to G5
II. Rondo: Allegro 3:30 Medium Bb3 to Bb5