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Mozart composed his concerto for _

Barbara von Ployer, one of his most gifted students

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Piano Concerto background information

-concerto

-comp 1784

-3 mvts

-piano and orchestra

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Piano Concert essay sections

-First Movement

-Orchestral Exposition: First theme

-Bridge (1)

-Second Theme (1)

-Solo Exposition: First Theme

-Bridge (2)

-Piano Theme

-Second Theme (2)

-Codetta

-Development

-Recapitulation

-Cadenza

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Piano Concerto First Movement

-G major

-Allegro

-C (meter)

-sonata form, with double exposition (first-movement concerto form)

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Piano Concerto Orchestral Exposition: First Theme

-elegant four-measure phrases

-occasional chromatic appoggiaturas

-violins featured, graceful woodwind figurations

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Piano Concerto Bridge (1)

-forcefully by orchestra

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Piano Concerto Second Theme (1)

-gently lilting figures

-syncopation

-violins and woodwinds

-brief minor keys (E minor, A minor) (2, 6)

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Piano Concerto Solo Exposition: First Theme

-piano play decorated version of first theme in G major

-left hand accompaniment: Alberti-bass pattern

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Piano Concerto Bridge (2)

-now has piano figurations

-modulate to D major (dominant)

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Piano Concerto Piano Theme

-D major (dominant)

-angular melody: quiet playfulness

-legato and staccato articulation (contrast)

-woodwinds echo statements

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Piano Concerto Second Theme (2)

-now in D major

-piano and strings

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Piano Concerto Codetta

-closing section

-decisive affirmation of D major

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Piano Concerto Development

-feature piano theme

-modulate various keys: B flat major, C minor, E minor (3bM, 4m, 6)

-piano: rapid scale w/ woodwind accompaniment

-woodwind solos: triplet arpegiated figures accompaniment on piano

-domnant preparation leads to return to home key

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Piano Concerto Recapitulation

-first theme by strings and woodwinds

-decorated version of firs theme on piano

-piano and second theme in G major

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Piano Concerto Cadenza

-after orchestral "tutti" leading to cadential 6/4 chord, general pause sets stage for cadenza

-unique to each performance

-improvisatory style

-based on thematic material

-soloist's technical virtuosity and musical imagination

-after cadenza, full orchestral play final concluding passage, lead to authentic cadence in tonic key

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Piano Concerto specifications

-in G Major

-K 453