Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Composition date:

1785

About


Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 is one of the composer's most famous piano concerti. It is one of the two only piano concerti by Mozart written in a minor key, along with the Piano Concerto No. 24. The theatricality of its first bars, but also the peacefulness of its Romance make the Concerto K. 466 a distinctive work in Mozart's repertoire. It was premiered in 1785 in Vienna, with Mozart as a soloist.

The pianists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the second round of the Competition, one of the seven piano concerti written by Mozart and selected by the Competition.

Movements:

  • Allegro
  • Romance
  • Allegro vivace assai


About the composer


Birth date:

Jan. 27, 1756

Death date:

Dec. 5, 1791

His music is unclassifiable to such an extent that it is impossible to pronounce the least analyses of the child prodigy. His wandering childhood enriched by numerous journeys let him come into contact with all of Europe's…

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