Description - W.A. Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The three piano concertos contained in this volume were all composed in 1785, when Mozart was 29. High points of one of the most amazingly productive and creatively brilliant periods in the composer's life, yet they are masterworks of very different character: No. 20 (K466 in D Minor), a work of intensity, passion, and spiritual conflict; No. 21 (K467 in C Major), with its luminous, world-famous "Andante, " a work of calm and majesty; and No. 22 (K482 in E-flat Major), music of grace and maturity, said to have "realized the century's ideal whilst yet casting aside the shackles of fashion."These three works are presented here in authoritative two-piano playing editions edited by Franz Kullak and Hans Bischoff, two of the nineteenth century's leading piano editors and teachers of pianists. Their classic format for two keyboards is the universal standard, for students and professionals alike, for learning and rehearsing all piano concertos. It gives the pianist the most accessible form and practical means to prepare a work for performance. To this practicality Dover adds the convenience and economy of compiling three major concertos within a single volume.
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Author Biography - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A child prodigy who blossomed into the Classical era's most influential composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 91) wrote more than 600 works in his brief life. His oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of genres, including symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music."