Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K 467
Mozart’s keyboard concertos are the most personal of his works: many of them were composed as a way of showcasing the composer’s own piano playing in public performances. The Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major is probably Mozart’s most famous piano concerto, but that isn’t due to anything that happened in the composer’s lifetime: in 1967, the slow movement was used extensively in the sound track of the Swedish film Elvira Madigan. Still, the work was also a success in his lifetime, providing a grand comedic antidote to its immediate predecessor, the stormier and more dramatic Twentieth Piano Concerto in d-minor. The Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart, our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.