Mozart’s Concerto No. 27

An analysis of Mozart’s Concerto No. 27 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major.

This paper provides a technical and reactive theme analysis of Concerto No. 27 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major by Mozart. The paper shows how this is a haunting melody that combines the lighter and darker emotions of human life. The paper suggests that the variance in keys and the solo conflict stems from a remarkable volleying of emotive techniques as he shows an intricate insight to the experience of life in youth and maturity.
`Listening to the opening movement of the B-flat Major Concerto, K. 595 the audience realizes that the form parallels the modern scores popular today and what is performed initially is seen to be repeated later by the orchestra. The introductory Ritornello is a one-measure start that continues through several themes. [McClain, 2001] The four bar phase is regular in presentation but later adds some extra measures like the measure 13 which creates a louder (B) for the strings but with the m. 16 a quieter theme emerges that is divided for the strings and woodwinds (B’). As the string B returns the third theme begins that is (C) m. 29, and then a fourth (D) m. 39 related to m. 47 (D’) and then the continuation m. 54 (D`) before leading to a fifth melody (E) m. 62. A incomplete cadence m. 76 is added as the audience is shown how the Ritornello did not enhance the cadence on the Tonic in m. 82.”