An evening of piano concerti with mom and Tania

Written by Mom, Tania, Video

I attended a piano concerti with my mom and Tania tonight. Reminded me a bit of Music 101 which I had to go through a couple of semesters a go (I was tired and had no idea of the technicalities). Prior to arriving, Tania and I were debating whether or not we would like what we heard. I was expressing to her that since we don’t understand music, it will be a bit challenging to see how we can appreciate it. Considering we could not recognize tempo, beats per measure, or any other stylistic attribute to music, I think we enjoyed what we heard.

Below is what we heard throughout the evening:

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 (Sarah Chan, piano)
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466 (Hee Sung Jang, piano)
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414 (Shiran Wang, piano)
Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.22 (Sandy Lin, piano)

One thing I was able to see was the connection the orchestra had with the piano soloist. Also, thought there were different pianists, it appeared as though each of them were very moved by each note which was played.

Below is a clip of Mozart’s piano concerto (No. 20) in D minor, K.466.