In December 1774, Mozart travelled to Munich for the premiere of his new opera "La Finta Giardiniera". The work was a great success, but the composer wasn't offered a new position, nor was he commissioned to write a new work. He was therefore forced to resume his job as court musician in Salzburg. It was on his return from Bavaria that Mozart composed in quick succession his five Violin concertos, between April and December 1775. Among other official duties at the Salzburg court, the young musician also had to play the violin, which was something he had learned very well under his father's tuition. It is possible that Mozart might have written these works for his personal use, but Antonio Brunetti, another court musician in Salzburg, undoubtedly also performed them. Before composing his violin concertos, Mozart's experience in the genre was limited to the little "intermediate" concertos he had placed within some of his Serenades. The Concerto Nº 3 in G major is surprising in many ways. While remaining faithful to the galant style, it presents a multitude of thematic ideas, especially in the final movement, a true "potpourri" in the French style that was then in vogue. With this concerto, Mozart produced an elaborate and highly personal work in which the orchestra accompaniment gained in importance.