Mozart: Piano Concertos 11, 12 & 13 (Chamber versions)
Challenge Classics CC-72752
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 11 in F major K 413 (23:26)
Marie Kuijken, fortepiano; La Petite Bande
Mozart composed the three piano concertos K 413, 414, and 415 in 1782, one year after he had settled in Vienna as a free-lance musician. To make them attractive to publishers, he wrote these concertos so that they could be performed not only with full orchestra, but also with string quartet. This resulted in very careful and beautiful string writing, matching the solo part in the most effective and intimate way.