Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K 503
The Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503, was completed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on December 4, 1786, alongside the Prague Symphony, K. 504. Although two more concertos (K. 537 and K. 595) would later follow, this work is the last of what are considered the twelve great piano concertos written in Vienna between 1784 and 1786. Chronologically the work is the 21st of Mozart's 23 original piano concertos.
K. 503 is now widely recognized as "one of Mozart's greatest masterpieces in the concerto genre." However, it had long been neglected in favor of Mozart's more "brilliant" concertos, such as K. 467. Though Mozart performed it on several occasions, it was not performed again in Vienna until after his death, and it only gained acceptance in the standard repertoire in the later part of the twentieth century. Mozart's pupil Johann Nepomuk Hummel valued it, as can be seen in the influence it had on Hummel's own Piano Concerto in C, Op. 36.
Performances & Interviews
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sln7p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sln7p.jpg2014-05-04T12:18:00.000ZRoger Nichols looks at the grandest of Mozart's piano concertos, No. 25 in C major, K503.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yht4j
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25Roger Nichols looks at the grandest of Mozart's piano concertos, No. 25 in C major, K503.
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020dlfd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020dlfd.jpg2014-07-09T11:14:00.000ZIn this Proms Music Guide, Sarah Walker talks about Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022h8x3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25In this Proms Music Guide, Sarah Walker talks about Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25.