Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C K. 415
For Mozart, one of the primary sources of income he had when he first moved to Vienna was the subscription concert. And for these concerts, the best way to showcase himself was with the piano concerto: after all, he was an exceptional keyboardist. In his Piano Concerto No. 13 in C, Mozart is fairly tame with his musical material – it’s conventional – but he is adventurous in terms of the formal structure. And this Concerto is among the 15 that Mozart wrote between 1782 and 1786 that have come to encapsulate the Classical ideal of the piano concerto. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 13, our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.