Three Themes of Mozart for Violin and Cello (Edited by Nanae Iwata and Patrick Jee)
From the editor's notes: "Bernhard Romberg's Three Themes of Mozart is a work full of pyrotechnics, traveling up and down the instrument at breakneck speed. It is full of scales, arpeggios, and double-stops that one might expect from one of the foremost cellists of all time..What I discovered between the layers of difficulty of this work was that these pieces encapsulate what Mozart operas are all about. It is full of the mischief, humor, love, honor, and pathos that one might encounter if you went to hear works such as Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, or The Abduction from the Seraglio. In these works Romberg uses main themes from tow of Mozart's most celebrated operas, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, to compose three sets of variations for violin and cello, each one developing a dramatic storyline of their own."