Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 / Theme from Elivra Madigan

This is a simple arrangement of a beautiful piece of music, the Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467. It was famously used in the 1967 Swedish film Elvira Madigan which tells the tale of the tragic love affair between a Danish circus performer and her married Swedish cavalry officer lover. While researching this piece I discovered that Neil Diamond’s 1972 song Song Sung Blue is based on a theme from this piece. I know the song, but I’d never realised the connection!

First time on the site? Find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my April songs here, and if you enjoy listening to my classical pieces, you can find them here, including some more Mozart.