[Yuko's Leg Rehabilitation Diary - 14]

Mozart Piano Concerto KV488 isn't old as my concerto repertoire - the second time I've played the Concerto. But I've loved this incredibly beautiful Wolfgang's masterpiece for a long time. Maestro Eraldo Salmieri said to me that the Concerto is like a miracle. That's true - Maestro is absolutely right.

Meanwhile the person who suggested I should learn KV488 was Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk - after listening to my debut CD by BeArTon 'Chopin National Edition: Lento... and other works' in 1999.

And the person who invited me to Koszalin to perform KV488 with Koszalin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - was Maestro Ruben Silva.

Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A major KV488 - autograph* (facsimile)
The beginning of the first movement

The autograph is beautiful and 'lively'. I know that the original autograph and the facsimile often have a difference: the impression is different, the energy is different. I know that from my experience. However it's definitely worth seeing/reading the facsimile.

*The autograph belongs to Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris