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Johann Michael Steinbacher: Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in a minor Joseph Haydn: Baryton-Trio Hob.XI,51

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto Nr. 21 in C major


W. A. Mozart (1756 Salzburg - 1791 Vienna) wrote his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major in Vienna in 1785. This one, along with seven others that were all composed during the years 1784 and 1786, belongs to the zenith of his instrumental compositions since they seem to combine the forms of symphony and concerto. This enabled Mozart to present himself as a pianist while doing justice to the demands of a symphonic orchestral work.

Picture: Mozart's Grand Piano which is on display in the house he was born in, in the Getreidegasse in Salzburg. (E. Stadler)

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© Sound: Otto Preiser & Co. Ges. m. b. H., Fischerstiege 9/4, A-1010 Wien, CD-Nr. PR 90021.
© Image: Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg.
Links to other albums:
Encyclopedia of Austria Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Wiener Klassik
Musik-Kolleg Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Video Album Filme zu Mozart
Stamp Album 200. Todestag von W. A. Mozart
Photo Album Wohnhaus in Salzburg, Getreidegasse
Picture Album Geburtshaus

 
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