Piano Concerto No. 5 (Mozart)
|Piano Concerto in D major|
|by W. A. Mozart|
The young composer, a 1777 copy of a lost painting
|Movements||Three (Allegro, Andante ma un poco adagio, Allegro)|
Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1773, at the age of 17. It is Mozart's first original piano concerto; his previous efforts were based on works by other composers.
The three movements of the concerto are listed as follows:
Unfolding with two whole notes, Mozart tackles a problem in the finale – how to introduce contrapuntal elements in a sonata form movement – that he was to revisit several more times. Mozart later composed a more tuneful rondo finale for this concerto, thinking it would be more popular with the Viennese audience than the original third movement.
This concerto was a favorite of Mozart's and is mentioned in many of his letters. He played the piece at concerts until the year of his death.
- Hutchings (see references), p. 49-50.
- Hutchings, A. 1997. A Companion to Mozart's Piano Concertos, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816708-3