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Monday, November 23, 2015

Piano Concerto No. 9 Jenamy (Jeunehomme) in E-flat major, K. 271





  The Piano Concerto No. 9 Jenamy (Jeunehomme) in E-flat major, K. 271, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was written in Salzburg in 1777, when Mozart was 21 years old. The work is highly regarded by critics. Charles Rosen has called it "perhaps the first unequivocal masterpiece of the classical style." Alfred Brendel has called it "one of the greatest wonders of the world." Alfred Einstein dubbed it "Mozart's Eroica." Girdlestone was not quite as effusive in his praise, however, noting that the slow movement, while a great leap forward for Mozart, was still somewhat limited and the work as a whole was not equal to the piano concertos from the composer's peak in Vienna from 1784–87, nor equal to his best compositions overall. The work has long been known as the Jeunehomme Concerto. Théodore de Wyzéwa and Georges de Saint-Foix claimed that Mozart wrote the piece for a French pianist 'Jeunehomme' visiting Salzburg. This name is however incorrect; in 2004 Michael Lorenz demonstrated that the name was actually Victoire Jenamy (1749–1812), a daughter of Jean-Georges Noverre, a dancer who was one of Mozart's friends. Mozart had made Victoire Jenamy's acquaintance during his stay in Vienna in 1773. WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: W.A. Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat Major K. 271 "Jeunehomme" Mitsuko Uchida - Piano Jeffrey Tate - Conductor
 

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