Sunday, October 30, 2011

The most dramatic Mozart

Yesterday's post of Mozart's Coronation piano concerto in D Major emphasized the bright, happy Mozart.  Now in changing to the D minor key, Mozart can reveal his dramatic self.

Mozart's piano concerto #20 in D minor, may be the most dramatic of all Mozart's piano concerti. This great intense piece displays tension throughout.  I love this piano concerto.

Note: the Mozart cadenza usually played in the first movement of this piece is changed to one I have never heard, but still very good.  It might have been created by the pianist himself. Listen for this different cadenza [than the one usually played for this piece] from the 10:14-11:29 marks.

Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 in D minor, movement 1, allegro:

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