Evening Masterwork: Mozart’s 24th Piano Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Piano Concerto No. 24 in c-minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for June 8, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Between 1784 and 1786, Mozart composed 12 piano concertos, and the Piano Concerto No. 24 is the penultimate concerto in this set. Composed in 1786, it embodies a reflective and intimate quality. It is only the second minor-key concerto that he composed (the other being a d-minor concerto) and the 24th concerto is less dramatic than the d-minor concerto. However, the 24th concerto also reflects the nearly Beethoven-like density and complexity that Mozart was beginning to develop in his works. You can hear it tonight at 7: the Piano Concerto No. 24 by Mozart, our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.