This is one of the great piano concertos ever. I am surprised that pianists don't play Mozart more -- they just go straight for the wonderful Rachmaninovs and leave the even more wonderful Mozarts alone.
Of the last 8 Mozart master works my favourites are 22 and this 27, each entirely different. 22 is a long work profligate in its invention, with a slow ecstatic middle movement. 27 (like the more cheerful 23) is a seemless garment and also a resigned Farewell to us all.
Interesting to compare this Schirmer score with the Peters score and note the differences in detail.
A marvellous creation.
- (Bradford, United Kingdom)