Rediscovering Mozart’s Great E-Flat Concerto

Over the past several days I have been studying and listening again to the amazing piano concerto KV 482 by Mozart. It carries the number 22, and I am totally thrilled with it again. I watched the DVD by Andras Schiff that also includes the piano concerto number 1 by Beethoven, and the Schubert Symphony #5.

Mozart was working on his opera Le Nozze Di Figaro at the time that this concerto was written. And I can hear music that is very much related to opera in this masterpiece.

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This is one of three piano concerto in which Mozart uses clarinets, and they get to play some prominent solos in this piece. On occasion one feels like this is a piece for piano and winds.

I will attempt to locate the video that is helping me in my “rediscovery”. Look and see how totally engaged and involved the orchestra members are ┬áin their respective playing. Not just the section principals, but virtually every person has her/his body synchronized with this astounding music.

As it turned out, I was unable to locate the performance I was seeking. But I have for you pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist and conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. A world-class group, right?

 

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