Piano Concerto No. 5 (Mozart)

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.

Piano Concerto in D major
No. 5
by W. A. Mozart
The young composer, a 1777 copy of a lost painting
KeyD major
CatalogueK. 175
Composed1773 (1773)
MovementsThree (Allegro, Andante ma un poco adagio, Allegro)
Scoring
  • Piano
  • orchestra

Instrumentation

The work is scored for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings and was the only concerto with trumpets and timpani until No. 10, K. 365. The second movement omits the trumpets and timpani.

Movements

The three movements of the concerto are listed as follows:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante ma un poco adagio (in G major)
  3. Rondo: Allegro

This concerto was a favorite of Mozart's and is mentioned in many of his letters.[1] He played the piece at concerts until his death.

Notes

  1. Hutchings (see references), p. 49-50.

References

  • Hutchings, A. 1997. A Companion to Mozart's Piano Concertos, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816708-3
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