Two composers who helped Daniel Barenboïm to make a name for himself as pianist and orchestra director, are Mozart and Beethoven. In the 1980s, while he was at the peak of his career, he undertook a recording project of the last eight concertos for piano by Mozart with one of the greatest German orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker. These performances were recorded in the neoclassic frame of the Siemens-Villa in Berlin, which takes its name from the famous patron and music lover Ferdinand Werner Siemens. These movies represent an extraordinary memory of the main interpretation existing at that time of these Concertos for piano by Mozart, considered as real masterpieces.
The concerto for piano No. 23 was composed in Vienne, in the Spring 1786, at the same time of the Nozze di Figaro. One of the most famous concertos of Mozart's repertoires, the concerto No. 23 contains in its center an Adagio that has been took up by several movies, such as the Incompreso by Luigi Comencini