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Piano Concerto No. 7 (Mozart)

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Piano Concerto No. 7 (Mozart)

In 1776, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed three piano concertos, one of which was the Concerto in F for Three Pianos and Orchestra, No. 7, K. 242. He originally finished it in February 1776 for three pianos; however, when he eventually recomposed it for himself and another pianist in 1780 in Salzburg, he rearranged it for two pianos, and that is how the piece is often performed today. The concerto is often nicknamed "Lodron" because it was commissioned by Countess Antonia Lodron to be played with her two daughters Aloysia and Giuseppa.

The concerto is scored for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 3 solo pianos and strings.

It has 3 movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo: Tempo di minuetto

Girdlestone, in his Mozart and his Piano Concertos, describes the concerto and compares one of the themes of its slow movement to similar themes that turn up in later concertos – especially No. 25, K. 503 – in more developed forms.

References

  • Girdlestone, Cuthbert. Mozart and his Piano Concertos. 2nd edition. 1952: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press. Republished by Dover Publications, 1964, ISBN 0-486-21271-8.

External links

  • Konzert in F für drei bzw. zwei Klaviere („Lodron-Konzert“). KV 242: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
  • Piano Concerto No. 7: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  • Article, source for dates above. Quotes Alfred Einstein's Mozart: His Character, His Work. Einstein discusses the work briefly – two lines in two pages – dismissing it as the least of Mozart's concertos with piano.
  • Morrison, Michael. Concerto for 3 (or 2) pianos & orchestra in F major ("Lodron," "Concerto No. 7"), K. 242 at AllMusic
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