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The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart's last 8 piano concertos.
The music of Mozart has quite literally been an essential driving force of Daniel Barenboim’s entire life. It remains central to his performing career both as a pianist and as a conductor.
These illuminating performances of Mozart’s last eight great piano concertos admirably demonstrate Barenboim’s dictum that even when a true musician has already performed a familiar work hundreds of times, he or she ‘never accepts that the next note will be played the same way as it was played before.’
This production was directed by George Moorse, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Klaas Rusticus.
Digitally remastered from 35mm film.
New Release on Euroarts's new sub-label: Recorded Excellence – Historical Value. The aim of the new series is to make accessible to music lovers and collectors top-quality recordings documenting extra-special concert performances that were hitherto unreleased or were no longer available, either for the first time or as re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The main focus is on artists and repertoire. The new series will showcase defining concert moments of music history.
Directors: George Moorse, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Klaas Rusticus
Picture format: 1080i 16:9
Sound formats: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 264 mins
“it is obvious that [Barenboim] is fully immersed in this music. The (all-male) Berlin Philharmonic goes all out, providing some thrilling moments when the entire orchestra is playing. It also has the subtlety to make the more intimate parts of these works sound like chamber symphonies...With more than four hours of music, and with some wonderful performances of Mozart's last 8 piano concertos, this is a real bargain.”
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