Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, Allegro — Ariel Quartet, with Alon Goldstein, piano
Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, was successful from its first performance due in no small part to the composer’s playing of the demanding solo himself. The presentation was further notable as the ink was still wet on some of the orchestral parts until an hour before the performance. It is the only piano concerto Mozart performed in public and the Mozart concerto that Beethoven admired above all others. This arrangement of the concerto for double bass, piano, and string quartet is by Alon Goldstein. The Ariel Quartet, along with pianist Alon Goldstein and bassist Alexander Bickard, performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art in the West Building, West Garden Court. The performance was made possible by The Gottesman Fund in memory of Milton M. Gottesman.