10 February 2013: Happy 228th Anniversary to the D Minor Piano Concerto

“the 10th of February. A Piano concerto. Accompaniment. 2 violins, 2 violas, 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 clarinets, timpani and bass”.  

Mozart's Thematic Catalogue 2

It is Mozart’s entry in his hand-written catalogue of works, on a Thursday the 10th of a cold, harsh February, in Vienna. Two lines announcing the birth of one of the most beautiful musical creations that humanity has ever known: The d minor Piano Concerto.  

Mozart's Thematic Catalogue 1

Of all his wonderful piano concertos, it’s the d minor I love the most. It is in resonance with my profound being. I sense each note deep in my heart… the music is breathtaking, majestic, tremendous, it moves and troubles my soul, leaving within it a longing I am not able to understand…  

Piano Concerto 20 - 1

Piano Concerto 20 - 2

To read more about this day of 10 February 1785, click here

Piano Concerto 20 - 3

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 1780

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