The Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major (K. 488) is a composition for piano and orchestra written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was finished, according to Mozart’s own catalogue, on March 2, 1786, two months prior to the premiere of his opera, Le nozze di Figaro
The Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, KV 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was written at the end of 1784: Mozart’s own catalogue of works records that it was completed on 11 December.
Two videos of Maurizio Pollini playing Frédéric Chopin’s last and dramatic Prelude No 24 in D minor. The first video is from 2002, Pollini is 60 years old, the second seems to be around 1960.
Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83 (1942) (occasionally called the “Stalingrad”) is the second of the three “War Sonatas”. The Precipitato finale is a toccata.
The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Prelude and Fugue XIII is in F-sharp major.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, was completed on 9 March 1785, four weeks after the completion of the previous D minor concerto, K. 466. The second movement, Andante, is one of Mozart’s most famous masterpiece.
The Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846, is a keyboard composition written by Johann Sebastian Bach. It’s the first prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys.
Happy Birthday to Alfred Brendel (January 5, 1931), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (January 5, 1920 – June 12, 1995), Maurizio Pollini (January 5, 1942). Here are three videos featuring them playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Emperor.