Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Piano Concerto No. 23
in A Major, K. 488
Christoph Soldan ~ Concert Grand Piano
Conductor: Pawel Przytocki
A live recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
DDD · Total Length: 24 Min. 38 Sec.
Digital Music Album [here: MP3/320kBit/sec.] · 3 Tracks
he Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488) is a concerto for piano and orchestra written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was finished, according to Mozart's own catalogue, on March 2, 1786, two months prior to the premiere of his opera, Le nozze di Figaro, and some three weeks prior to the completion of his next piano concerto. It was one of three subscription concerts given that spring and was probably played by Mozart himself at one of these.The concerto is scored for piano solo and an orchestra consisting of one flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns and strings...
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