W.A. Mozart - Piano Concertos (Derek Han)  [11 CDs] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
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Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92541
Mozart composed 23 piano concertos during the most important creative period of his life (1773-1791). Prior to 1773, keyboard concertos were by no means uncommon: Johann Sebastian Bach composed a number of works for harpsichord and orchestra, many of which were simply arrangements of existing pieces for violin, whilst his eldest son Carl Philipp Emmanuel so favored the new fortepiano that he composed over 40 concertos for this instrument and wrote an admired treatise on the art of its playing. However, Mozart was the first composer to explore the dynamic and expressive possibilities of the fortepiano and, as Charles Rose has written, he made the entrance of the soloist in the first movements "an event, like the arrival of a new character on the stage."