Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A K 414
When it comes to Mozart’s music, generally speaking, the key of A major was often times used to showcase lyricism and serenity, and his Piano Concerto No. 12 is the perfect example of this. It was one of three piano concerti that Mozart composed at the end of 1782 for the winter concert season in Vienna, and he wrote it right after a successful premiere of his opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. It is a work with little drama – it is elegant and rarely works itself into a minor key.