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    Question Mozart 225

    Today is the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death. Many classical music radio stations are playing Mozart almost all day. Do you have a Mozart piece that you think is so underrated that you think that it needed to be played more by musicians and orchestras? My piece is Piano Concerto no. 2, since PC 1-4 were from various sources and not totally Mozart. However, they would not be the piece as of today without Mozart putting it together.

    Please let us know what is your piece.
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    Love piano concerto no 21 especially 2nd movement Andante. Beautiful!!

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    Extremely under-rated is the sparkling relatively early solo keyboard concerto No. 6 in B Flat Major, KV 238, composed when Mozart was 20 years old. An early masterpiece. The third movement Rondo is infectious and makes me want to get up and dance....if I wasn't here posting!
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    Mozart's Suite in C Major, K. 399. It's a Baroque-style dance suite. It consists of only three movements: an Overture, an Allemande, and a Courante. Perhaps Mozart planned on adding more movements, but ended up leaving the work unfinished.

    When listening to this suite, I find it fascinating to hear how Mozart engaged with Baroque genres and styles (such as dotted rhythms in the French overture, and contrapuntal imitation in the Courante). To some extent, he translated those styles into his own Classical idiom. This suite uses shorter phrases, and more frequent cadences, than would probably be found in an actual Baroque work.

    All in all, this suite offers a fascinating blend of Baroque and Classical styles. I wish that it were performed more frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Mozart's Suite in C Major, K. 399. It's a Baroque-style dance suite. It consists of only three movements: an Overture, an Allemande, and a Courante. Perhaps Mozart planned on adding more movements, but ended up leaving the work unfinished.

    When listening to this suite, I find it fascinating to hear how Mozart engaged with Baroque genres and styles (such as dotted rhythms in the French overture, and contrapuntal imitation in the Courante). To some extent, he translated those styles into his own Classical idiom. This suite uses shorter phrases, and more frequent cadences, than would probably be found in an actual Baroque work.

    All in all, this suite offers a fascinating blend of Baroque and Classical styles. I wish that it were performed more frequently.
    Never heard it. Have to rectify that situation. Thanks!
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    Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate is quite a popular piece. It's an early work that truly is a masterpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    Love piano concerto no 21 especially 2nd movement Andante. Beautiful!!
    I share your love for that concerto and especially for that 2nd movement.
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    I am listening to Exsultate Jubilate now!! So beautiful written....like the running during Alleluia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate is quite a popular piece. It's an early work that truly is a masterpiece.
    That is a great piece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMusic View Post
    Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate is quite a popular piece. It's an early work that truly is a masterpiece.
    Have to agree with you

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    If you though you've heard them all......
    Last edited by Pugg; Dec-06-2016 at 15:08.

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    If you are looking for "under-rated" I would say Piano Concerto No. 5, K175. His first original concerto and an extraordinarily sophisticated work from a 17-year-old. Everyone knows that Mozart took the concerto form to new heights and in new directions. It started here. What Beethoven's "Eroica" accomplished for the symphonic form, Mozart's amazing new Piano Concerto in D did for the concerto.

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    The German dances, they're so gorgeous and deserves more attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Mozart's Suite in C Major, K. 399. It's a Baroque-style dance suite. It consists of only three movements: an Overture, an Allemande, and a Courante. Perhaps Mozart planned on adding more movements, but ended up leaving the work unfinished.

    When listening to this suite, I find it fascinating to hear how Mozart engaged with Baroque genres and styles (such as dotted rhythms in the French overture, and contrapuntal imitation in the Courante). To some extent, he translated those styles into his own Classical idiom. This suite uses shorter phrases, and more frequent cadences, than would probably be found in an actual Baroque work.

    All in all, this suite offers a fascinating blend of Baroque and Classical styles. I wish that it were performed more frequently.
    am listening to the harpsichord version - fantastic! Never heard it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post

    If you though you've hard them all......
    What a voice!!!
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