WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Why this Mozart concerto is dear to Alessio Bax’s heart

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“Every Mozart concerto is an absolute gem and they’re all different from one another in different ways,” says pianist Alessio Bax. “This one is very dear to me because it is actually the one piece that made me fall in love with the piano.” Bax revisits Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Jan. 18-20, 2024. In this feature with WRR’s Amy Bishop, Bax shares his thoughts on why the work is still an audience favorite nearly 240 years after it was composed.