Evening Masterwork: Mozart’s 13th Piano Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Piano Conerto No. 13 in C by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for February 6, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Mozart was not just a groundbreaking composer, but he was a smart businessman, too. When he first moved to Vienna, his primary source of income were subscription concerts of his music, and usually he would compose piano concertos for these concerts. This allowed him to not only be represented as a composer, but also perform as a pianist. The Piano Concerto No. 13 is among the first of such works that Mozart composed, and while the musical material itself is fairly ordinary, the ways that Mozart works with the form of the piece is bold and unconventional. Hear the Piano Concerto No. 13 in C, our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.