Piano Concerto No. 8 (Mozart) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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'''Piano Concerto No. 8''' in C major, K. 246, or ''Lützow Concert'' was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in April of 1776 in the same year as the Haffner Serenade (KV 250).Hutchings, A. 1997. ''A Companion to Mozart's Piano Concertos'', Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816708-3 Countess Antonia Lützow, 25 or 26 years old, second wife of Johann Nepomuk Gottfried Graf Lützow, the Commander of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, was a fine pianist.http://www.steamedwildebeest.com/concertos The solo work is not highly demanding, but it requires agility. Mozart played the concerto in Mannheim and Munich on October 4, 1777, and used it for teaching. Three different cadenzas have survived varying difficulty, accommodating the abilities of performers from student level to professional: one for two pianos.Robbins Landon, H.C.C. (1990) The Mozart Compendium. ISBN 90-439-0312-4 pb.http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/nma_cont.php?vsep=148&l=1&p1=6http://www.naxosdirect.com/title/8.550208

It is also suggested Mozart wrote a violin concerto for Countess Lützow's brother Johann Rudolph Czernin (and almost the same age as Mozart).[http://www.mozartforum.com/Lore/article.php?id=112 Mozartforum] Johann Rudolf, his sister and their father were in connection with Mozart at that time, while Mozart was in service of their uncle Count Hieronymus von Colloredo.[http://books.google.com/books?id=8o6mVjlSzM4C&pg=PA130&lpg=PA130&dq=Johann+Rudolf+Czernin&source=bl&ots=iYt7yVDYfl&sig=9M9hKtmimEqpQm98ATrjzuLVLlo&hl=en&ei=agymStiJAsWK-Qbpuuz1Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7#v=onepage&q=Johann%20Rudolf%20Czernin&f=false The Cambridge Mozart encyclopedia by Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe]

The concerto is scored for two oboes, two horns, solo piano and string section.

The concerto, very convenient for beginning performers,Mozarts Klavierkonzerte: Ein musikalischer Werkführer

by Marius Flothuis [http://books.google.nl/books?id=gcWxewP3zEcC&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=Gr%C3%A4fin+L%C3%BCtzow+Antonia&source=bl&ots=SWIOChx1ZU&sig=7J72rIUkikyhab6_vdnn8IXidlI&hl=nl&ei=0-CoSvu6I5LE-QbDlZHOBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6#v=onepage&q=Gr%C3%A4fin%20L%C3%BCtzow%20Antonia&f=false] is in three movements:

*I. Allegro aperto.[http://books.google.nl/books?id=o-BHj88reRcC&pg=PP8&lpg=PP8&dq=Countess+L%C3%BCtzow+Antonia&source=bl&ots=SbUaS59QOx&sig=kmOt2KIYGB2hZ7c2y1R9IH9r1-4&hl=nl&ei=VdWoSpiACY_4-Aagl7i5Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6#v=onepage&q=Countess%20L%C3%BCtzow%20Antonia&f=false Piano Concertos Nos. 7-10 in Full Score: With Mozart's Cadenzas]

*II. Andante

*III. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto.Structural novelty and tradition in the early romantic piano concerto

by Stephan D. Lindeman [http://books.google.nl/books?id=h0Lv6dd_htQC&pg=PA273&lpg=PA273&dq=Countess+L%C3%BCtzow+Antonia&source=bl&ots=TteFPoRXja&sig=y4Sck5jqDD8v0w9BL9s0mRri-4c&hl=nl&ei=yNioSqqCDobR-QaTiMSsBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#v=onepage&q=&f=false]

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