Monday, February 6, 2023

DXXIII. MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus: Concerto #3 in D Major for Piano, K. 40

DXXIII. MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Concerto #3 in D Major for Piano, K. 40 (1767)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Presto
Murray Perahia, piano
English Chamber Orchestra

Leopold helped develop his young boy's compositional abilities the way all composers learn -- by providing him with examples of older music and helping him to develop his imagination to make something of his own!

First movement

Based on Leontzi Hanauer's harpsichord sonata Op. 2, No. 1

By comparing the two works, we can see exactly what Mozart wrote and what he didn't. Mostly, he seems to have composed the orchestral parts which precede the entrance of the piano. He also wrote his own cadenzas.

Second movement

Based on Johann Gottfried Eckard's Op. 1, No. 4.

Third Movement

Based on C.P.E. Bach's La Boehmer.

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