Evening Masterwork: Mozart’s “Coronation” Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D “Coronation” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for May 11, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Mozart composed his 26th Piano Concerto around the same time he was writing dramatic operas such as The Marriage of Figaro and The Abduction from the Seraglio, and in a lot of ways, the concerto and those operas have much in common. To Mozart, both genres, the concerto and opera, had him placing an individual into conflict against opposing forces that would reveal their true character. In the Piano Concerto No. 26 Mozart pits the soloist against the orchestra without the psychological drama of opera. We’ll hear it tonight at 7, our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.