Piano Concertos, Musikkollegium Winterthur, See Siang Wong 3 in B-flat Major, K. 502 The concerto's slow movement proved the concert's highlight, with an especially ruminative treatment of the solo part, and a silken beauty to the string playing that took one's breath away." Similarly in the opening of the C major concerto the orchestra sets out enough material for the building of a whole movement, but then the soloist enters with what seems like a completely new thought. 12 in A major, K 414 Piano Concerto No. 12 In A Major KV 414» by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 11 in F Major, K.413; Piano Concerto No. The Piano Concerto No. Crucially, too, in Mozart, she knows when to be simple. Not that borrowing a piano can have been a straightforward matter. Mozart himself never aimed at plumbing depths—he told his father the concertos were 'very brilliant' and 'fell agreeably on the ear'—so Tomes's fingerwork, always light and precise, would appear to be made to measure … this disc offers major pleasures and refreshment’ (The Times). 26 known as the “Coronation” concerto, in 1788. 11 in F Major, K.413; Piano Concerto No. Mozart surely meant this as an affectionate tribute to an old friend; at the age of eight, he had sat on Bach’s lap, improvising piano duets with him before King George III of England. 9 in E flat major, K. 271 (Jeunehomme), No. Staples of the concerto repertoire, the works include: Piano Concerto No. Alla Turca 26 IN D MAJOR (K 537) “CORONATION” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) finished his second last piano concerto, the D major concerto No. By the early 1780s, the piano was sweeping Europe, gradually ousting the harpsichord as the most favoured keyboard instrument. Mozart particularly valued some of the latest improvements in what came to be known as the ‘Viennese’ piano. 12 in A major, K.414 1º movement played by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra. 00:00 - Allegro10:31 - Andante18:50 - AllegrettoMurray PerahiaEnglish Chamber Orchestra1979 Mozart Piano Concerto No. After an apprenticeship spent creating piano concertos based on themes by other composers, Mozart composed his first fully original piano concerto (known as “No… ‘Susan Tomes's playing has all the qualities for which Mozart himself was renowned: delicacy, agility, neatness, expressive eloquence. When Mozart’s father Leopold visited in 1785, by which time Mozart had acquired his own fortepiano (by Anton Walter), he reported that the instrument had been moved out of the second-floor apartment at least a dozen times in the space of a month. Allegro vivace assai The opening movement begins quietly with a march figure, but quickly moves to a more lyrical melody interspersed with a fanfare in the winds. Section Key(s) Comments; Cadence Types EXPOSITION FIRST GROUP (in PTA) 1-4 PT1, phr 1 F Lyrical R. H. melody, mainly disjunct, supported by Alberti bass; Harmony is I, V7/IV, IV6/4, vii°6, with F pedal point in the bass. Music-lovers were happy to hear any performance that was pleasing. Piano concerto no. 12 in A major is still playful at times, but is also a more mature version of mastery. It must have been very difficult to make sure that a piano was well tuned and adjusted. The concerto has three movements: 1. MP3 £7.99 FLAC £7.99 ALAC £7.99 Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) Studio Master: FLAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £8.50 ALAC 20-bit 44.1 kHz £8.50 CDH55333 Archive Service Studio Master FLAC … The premiere was on 7 April 1786 at the Burgtheater, Vienna. Haydn, Mozart. 12 in F majorAndy Lee, Mozart, W.A.10 piano var. And in the style of writing he was also aiming for a broad appeal, as he made clear when describing the concertos in a letter to his father: ‘The concertos are in fact midway between too difficult and too easy—they are very brilliant, fall agreeably on the ear, though of course without becoming trivial. A detailed guide that analyzes the structural, harmonic and thematic frame. While he was in Augsburg, Mozart took part in a concert featuring three of Stein’s fortepianos. musical elements in piece: musical elements in piece: Instruments are being used: Beat: Strong, Steady Tempo: Allegro (Fast, quickly and bright), Vivace (Lively and fast 132 -140bpm), Assai (very much or quite fast) Meter: 4 / Duple Rhythm: Homophonic- All at the same time with Allegro Assai Most important, the players can respond to each other with the immediacy and sensitivity of chamber-musicians—rare in orchestral performances, and a great advantage in these works in which the subtle interaction between soloist and the other instruments is at the heart of the music’s style and argument. No, not another Mozart piano concerto disc! The Piano Concerto No. 12, K. 414 in A major, the second of the series, is particularly fine: it is often described as " Tyrolean ", and stands some comparison with the later A major concerto, K. 488. Perhaps Mozart had set the price of his earlier manuscript issue too high (as his father warned him). They might well have spotted that the opening of the Andante of the A major concerto is a quote from an overture by Johann Christian Bach. You thought you knew these wonderful, innovative and energetic pieces, but hear afresh and think again! Mozart tried to publish them by subscription, taking a utilitarian approach that would seem out of touch with our notions of high-art music. And what passages did Mozart have in mind for the ‘connoisseurs’? 12 in A major, K. 414 (385p), was written in the autumn of 1782 in Vienna. The site is also available in several languages. When Mozart first started composing keyboard concertos in 1767, the form was still in its early stages of development. 12 in A Major, K.414; Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K.415; Piano Concerto No. Allegro 2. Staples of the concerto repertoire, the works include: Piano Concerto No. According to a local report: ‘Everything was extraordinary, tasteful and admirable … the rendering on the fortepiano so neat, so clean, so full of expression, and yet at the same time extraordinarily rapid, that one hardly knew what to give attention to first, and all the hearers were enraptured.’. When the concertos were published in printed form, two years later in 1785, they sold very well. 13)Orchestre Nationale de France, Our dream: to make the world's treasury of classical music accessible for everyone. The CD opens with Piano Concerto No 11 in F major, where the soloist is Marie Kuijken – one of Sigismund Kuijken’s musical offspring, and an acclaimed soprano, too. It is scored for solo piano (or harpsichord), two oboes, two bassoons (optional), two horns, and strings (consisting of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses). The tempo marking is in Mozart’s catalog of his own works, but not in the autograph manuscript. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performances of particular works in the eighteenth century are reported because the event was important and public, or because someone happens to refer to them in a letter or journal. As he did not yet own a piano, he had to make do with the family’s harpsichord. This service offers a production-quality CDR with printed label, inlay (tray) card and, at the minimum, a 2pp booklet (including cover artwork and complete track listing), packaged in a normal jewel case. HC. 14 in E-flat Major, K.449; Piano Concerto No. In a more general way, connoisseurs would surely have appreciated the manner—sometimes subtle, sometimes direct—in which Mozart manipulates and develops his material. Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299; Divertimento in D, K. 136 Don Giovanni Overture Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 Flute Concerto in G, K. 313 Le nozze di Figaro Overture Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K.415; Piano Concerto No. "Unser dummer Poebel meint"Andor Foldes, Mozart, W.A.Fantasy in D minor for Piano KV397Lily Dumont, Mozart, W.A.Piano Sonata for 4 Hands in G majorRobert Levin, Mozart, W.A.Eine kleine Nachtmusik (serenade no. Music-making in the eighteenth century was essentially pragmatic: nobody had rigid ideas about what combination of instruments was right, let alone ‘authentic’. To take only two examples: in the slow movement of the A major concerto, the piano’s statement of the opening theme, with octaves in the left hand, could hardly be played satisfactorily without the piano’s sustaining pedal (which Mozart praised on Stein’s instruments); in the opening of the F major concerto, the piano first enters with a high, quiet answer to the violins—drifting in unobtrusively, in a manner that could not be achieved on a harpsichord. Because he hoped to sell the three concertos for home performance with string quartet, he … In many instances we will provide complete printed booklets, but please note that this is not always the case. 12 in A Major, K. 414 Mozart arrived in Vienna a little before eight in the morning on March 16, 1781. He couldn’t wait to escape the provincial atmosphere of Salzburg and the stifling presence of the man he knew as manager, teacher, critic, friend, mentor, and father. Concerto pour piano nº 12 de Mozart; Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands) Book (2 copies required) Item: 00-K02037 00:00 - Allegro 14:13 - Larghetto 22:30 - Allegretto Mitsuko Uchida Jeffrey Tate English Chamber Orchestra 1988 A detailed guide that analyzes the structural, harmonic and thematic frame. In this appraisal, we review the history of the genre, the reasons for the importance of the 20th concerto and Mozart's own style of playing, and then provide a selective survey of some historically important recordings, concluding with some sources for further information. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: PIANO CONCERTO NO. Mozart does many inventive and unconventional things with the harmonic progressions and non-chordal embellishments for his time period, which calls for special attention to certain areas. This happy coming together of Stein’s pianos and Mozart’s playing was to prove crucial to Mozart’s success when he settled in Vienna in 1781. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.11 in A major, K.331 Analysis. Menuetto 3. The Piano Concerto No. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. See the, International Music Score Library Project, No. For many of the occasions on which Mozart played to public or semi-public audiences—in theatres, restaurants, palaces and private houses—we must imagine a fortepiano being manhandled up and down stairs and carted round the streets of Vienna. Mozart’s Piano Concertos in A major, K. 414, and C major, K. 415 This pair of attractive and highly crafted piano concertos from 1782 are among the first such works Mozart composed after moving from Salzburg to Vienna in order to pursue his career as an independent artist. 15 in B-flat Major, K.450; and Piano Concerto No… 9 in E-flat major "Jeunehomme", K. 271 Piano Trio No. The F major finale starts almost like a piece of ecclesiastical counterpoint, only beginning to dance like a minuet after a few bars. Mu3107 Materials 5 Dr. C. Ross STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MOZART: PIANO SONATA IN F MAJOR (K. 332); I Mm. Mozart: Piano Sonata No.12 in F major, K.332. By the end of the eighteenth century, Vienna was to be full of pianos (and piano-makers), but in the early 1780s they were rare luxuries, owned only by a few households. 2. Mozart’s twelfth piano concerto was one of three composed in 1782 for sale to the Viennese public by advance subscription, the 18th-century equivalent of ‘crowd-sourcing’. 12 in A major K 414. Mozart played an important role in this change of fashion, by writing music ideally suited to the new instrument, and by revealing its capabilities in his own playing. No. And playing these concertos in chamber form brings positive advantages, revealing aspects of the music that are often obscured in larger-scale performances. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. Piano Concerto No. By offering concertos that could be played either with orchestra or with chamber group, Mozart was trying out the Viennese audience and hoping to attract as wide a circle of music-lovers as possible. Andante in F major. Piano Concerto No. Tips and Analysis of Mozart's PIano Concerto 23 in A Major (K488) with further help from Lang Lang Mozart Bust srce: (fotopedia.com) I was asked my teacher which Piano Concerto in entirety should I learn - one of the suggestions is Mozart's Piano Concerto 23 in A Major K488. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. In a long programme, including the recently composed ‘Haffner’ Symphony, he played the third of his three new piano concertos, in C major. 7 in F major for 3 Pianos, K. 242 (Lodron), No. 14 in E-flat Major, K.449; Piano Concerto No. Mozart the pianist and Mozart the composer of piano concertos are two sides of the same coin. Allegro maestoso; in common time. Having finally broken free from his burdensome post with the Archbishop of Salzburg, and from the immediate supervision of his father Leopold, he was faced with the task of establishing his name and income as a mature composer and keyboard virtuoso. This was despite the fact that he had meanwhile scored a great success on two fronts: his opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail was a triumph, and he had firmly established his reputation in Vienna as a performer and composer of concert works. In the slow movement of the A major concerto, the second half of the opening theme (after the quote from J C Bach) is a slowed down version of the theme that begins the concerto. Pricing is £13.99 per CD, regardless of the original sale price of the disc(s). Piano Concerto No. But they are easy-going in the most elegant and beautifully poised manner. They formed an important milestone in his career, being the first in the series of great concertos that he wrote for Vienna, and the first to be published in a printed edition. The fashion for pianos, which was already well established in England and France, was developing more slowly in Vienna. Piano Concerto No. Such incidents must have been particularly frustrating for Mozart, because his playing was, in the words of that Augsburg report, ‘full of expression’, and it is clear that his exploitation of the expressive possibilities of the new pianos was the essence of his style as a performer. A biography published after his death similarly described his exceptional ‘quickness, neatness and delicacy’, and went on to praise ‘the most beautiful, most eloquent expression, and a sensitivity that went straight to the heart’. No indeed, for this pioneering recording gives us intimate, almost domestic versions of three of the composer’s masterpieces, versions that have scarcely been played, let alone set to disc, in the modern concert era. 12, K 414 by Mozart Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 11, 12 & 13. 12 is certainly pleasing to the ear, and anything but vapid. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, Mozart, W.A.Symphony No. Initially, however, he followed the usual practice of making them available in manuscript copies. 1. a’’ - m. 9-12 This beautiful passage requires much espressivo from the performer. And a little way into the opening march of the C major concerto, there is an unexpected moment when the three upper lines weave darkly around each other over a long, held G in the bass (a ‘dominant pedal’). Like all three of the early Vienna concertos that Mozart wrote, it is a modest work that can be performed with only string quartet and keyboard (i.e., "a quattro"). The A-major Piano Concerto, K. 414, was one of three that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) wrote in late 1782 for that winter’s concert season in Vienna, after the success of his opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. 1. The music grows abruptly in volume, with the violins ta… In 1777 he had visited one of the best piano-makers, Johann Andreas Stein, in Augsburg. Here and there only connoisseurs can derive satisfaction, but in such a way that the non-connoisseur will be pleased without knowing why.’ Compared with some of his later concertos—the dramatic D minor, or the tragic C minor—these three concertos are, on the surface at least, easy-going. Speeds are relatively fast, with slow movements kept moving to bring out their soaring lyricism’ (The Guardian), ‘Light and air is everywhere; the transparency of the sound remains a constant delight … a sense of musicians bouncing their performances off each other … these are above all genial renditions. Susan Tomes (piano), The Gaudier Ensemble. 12; Pianokonsert nr. - Washington Post - Review of Leon Fleisher's performance of the Piano Concerto No. The form in which Mozart wrote and advertised these three concertos is itself evidence of wider music-making, and the subscribers who acquired Mozart’s manuscript copies, and later the printed edition, would most often have played the concertos at home (or wherever there was a piano), with a few friends. It is scored for solo piano, two oboes, two bassoons (optional), two horns, and strings (consisting of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses). As per 18th century performance practice a string orchestra could also have … 5-12:2 phr 2! 12; Pianoconcert nr. These features gave the instruments an exceptional precision and expressive flexibility. In both the autograph score and in his personal catalog, Mozart notated the meter as Alla breve. No indeed, for this pioneering recording gives us intimate, almost domestic versions of three of the composer’s masterpieces, versions that have scarcely been played, let alone set to disc, in the modern concert era. No, not another Mozart piano concerto disc! In close creative dialogue with the Gaudier Ensemble she brings limpid, subtly coloured tone to the lyrical melodies, makes Mozart's passagework dance and sparkle, and relishes opportunities for sly and witty timing. For concerts, Mozart was able to borrow on several occasions a Stein fortepiano belonging to Countess Maria Wilhelmine Thun, a highly cultivated woman and a gifted musician, who presided over one of the most important artistic salons in Vienna. There are few recording pianists to match Susan Tomes for clarity of articulation, and here she leads sparkling performances. 23 in A major, K. 488 Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major, K.450; and Piano Concerto No… Such moments occur frequently in his later concertos, and they call to mind a description of Mozart by his sister-in-law: ‘He answered everything carefully, whether the subject was merry or sad, and yet he seemed to be thinking deeply about something entirely different.’. Connoisseurs must have relished the opportunity to play these concertos in their chamber-music versions. Shortly after arriving in the city, Mozart spent some months as a lodger in the house of the Weber family (one of whom, Constanze, he was to marry the following year). There are no contemporary accounts of such performances, by Mozart or anyone else, but this is not surprising. Mozart advertised for subscribers in January 1783: ‘These three concertos, which can be performed with full orchestra including wind instruments, or only a quattro, that is with 2 violins, 1 viola and violoncello, will be available at the beginning of April to those who have subscribed for them (beautifully copied, and supervised by the composer himself).’ Six months later, Mozart complained that it was taking a long time to secure enough subscribers. The climax came in March 1783, when he held his own benefit concert at the Burgtheater. There are instances throughout the concertos where the quality of thought simply demands the resources of a piano. He was most impressed by Stein’s fortepianos, admiring their even tone, the efficiency of their dampers, and the escapement mechanism which ensured that the hammers fell back after hitting the strings. They might have used just a string quartet, as Mozart specifies, or have added a double bass (as in this recording), or perhaps have included wind instruments together with the single strings when they did not have space for a large orchestra. 21 in C Major, K. 467 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart b. Salzburg, Austria / January 27, 1756; d. Vienna, Austria / December 5, 1791. 24 in C minor, K. 491 is a concertante work for piano, or pianoforte, and orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Mozart composed the concerto in the winter of 1785–1786 and completed the work on 24 March 1786. «Piano Concerto No. (If a CD is scheduled for re-issue within the next 3-4 months, the message 'To be reissued on …' will replace the 'Buy Archive CD' button.). In the F major concerto, the first piano entry refers obliquely to the very opening bars, and to the second theme, but refashioned so as to sound like something quite new. In these three concertos, as in his own playing, Mozart showed himself to be the first major composer to understand the expressive potential of the piano, and particularly its possibilities in dialogue with an orchestra. For every performance mentioned, there must have been dozens that took place without being recorded in writing. Klavierkonzert; Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n. 12; Mozart: Zongoraverseny No. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Piano Concerto # 20 in d minor, K. 466 is the most historically popular and influential among his keyboard concertos. 25 in G minorRadio Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Mozart, W.A.Piano Sonata no. Bach had died in January 1782, and Mozart wrote to his father, ‘What a loss to the musical world!’ A more indirect influence of J C Bach is apparent in the finale of the F major concerto—the minuet-rondo was a form and style in which Bach excelled. 12 av Mozart; 12. 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