Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat K 482
Mozart composed three piano concertos in 1785, the 20th, 21st, and 22nd, and often the last of those is eclipsed by the first two. This may be because the 22nd Concerto lacks the dramatic grandeur of the 20th and 21st, but that doesn’t make it unremarkable. This piece is another example of Mozart infusing a unique identity into each one of his piano concertos. This is the first time Mozart incorporates the sonority of the newly-introduced clarinet, and he does it by replacing the oboes. Hear the work tonight at 7: Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 22 in E-flat, our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.