Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

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Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 is one of the composer's most popular piano concerti. Its Adagio alone is one of the best-loved scores in the classical music repertoire. Mozart wrote it when he was only 30, living in Vienna, and composing at the same time Le Nozze di Figaro.

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.


  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro 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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