Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 25

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 25


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


Arguably the world’s greatest Mozart interpreter plays and conducts two of his most popular piano concerti.

“Superior Mozart Pianist" Mitsuko Uchida (Chicago Tribune) concludes her Grammy Award winning series of Mozart Piano Concerto recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra.

This fifth and final instalment of the series includes two of the composers greatest works.

This new recording has her directing the orchestra from the piano herself, in the manner of which 18th century audiences might have been accustomed.

“Clearly she loves every note, and loves them even more now than 30 years ago, but dwelling on them, or pulling around the phrases, or any of the other lapses that can be so infuriating...the playing of the woodwind is so marvellous that you wish you could re-run what you've heard and play it again. Perfection of its kind.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2017 *****

“As accompanist, Uchida is the most generous of colleagues, withdrawing her sound to a whisper. By contrast, the cadenzas (Mozart’s own) are wondrously shaded, and in that of the slow movement [of K453] she plumbs the depths before drawing to an ethereal close of considerable beauty…if you’re already collecting this series, you’ll need no encouragement from me. But for K453 in particular, this is a winner.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“Uchida brings to them a sense of opera buffa comedy in the outer movements and a singing cantabile in the andantes that have always been her hallmarks...The cadenzas are Mozart’s, and the entire performances emblematic of a player who has devoted the best part of her life to his music.” Sunday Times, 27th November 2016

Decca - 4830716

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Mozart: Piano Concertos K.415, 175, 503

Mozart: Piano Concertos K.415, 175, 503


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K175

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


Olivier Cavé (piano)

Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini

Olivier Cavé has already made several acclaimed discs for Aeon (Clementi, Haydn, Bach, Scarlatti). This student of Nelson Goerner, Maria Tipo and Aldo Ciccolini invariably impresses listeners with the refinement of his playing. Today he presents a programme of three piano concertos with a conductor whose ventures into Mozart are always crowned with success: Rinaldo Alessandrini. They met at a concert in Toulouse and decided to record these masterpieces. Rinaldo Alessandrini hasnformed an orchestra for the occasion, which he has christened ‘Divertissement’, and together they will embark on a European tour focusing on this programme and symphonies by Mozart at the time of the CD’s release. This programme follows an interesting path from Mozart’s youth to his maturity, a path that runs through three concertos, from no.5, composed when he was seventeen, to no.25, written the same year as Le nozze di Figaro, by way of the joyful and and subtle Concerto no.13, which he composed in 1783. All three are stylishly and nimbly performed here by the soloist and an orchestra containing a majority of Italian musicians.

Alpha - ALPHA243

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466


The first new release for ten years from Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado was their first ever album of concertos by Mozart, and the final recording made by Maestro Abbado. The legendary pianist and conductor added the sublime music of Mozart to their unrivalled, multi award-winning DG discography of concertos by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Liszt.

Both concertos were recorded with Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart, at concert performances at the 2013 Lucerne Festival that had critics searching for new superlatives

This release is Martha Argerich’s first recording of solo concertos by Mozart on Deutsche Grammophone.

“the tidy sheen of the Orchestra Mozart’s young professionals tells us plenty about his genius as an orchestral trainer. And his rapport with the mercurial Argerich...is audible in every bar...In the C major concerto, No 25, Argerich’s light, playful attack is immediately apparent; so is the orchestra’s suavity.” The Times, 24th January 2014

“although not perfect is overwhelmingly beautiful. Argerich digs deeply into the keys, but never makes an ugly sound. Her subtle shaping with Abbado of the central movement in the D minor concerto is slow but serene, and the way she lifts the final simple phrases of the coda is heartbreaking.” The Observer, 7th February 2014 ****

“Argerich has not always been prized as a Mozartian, but her years of chamber-music-making bring a special rapport in the dialogues with the wind soloists in the urbane C major (K503) and dramatic D minor (K466) concertos. Her Mozart is highly personal...but always worth hearing.” Sunday Times, 16th March 2014

“Thi is a really fine performance [of K503], with impeccably judged tempos in all three movements, and great playing from the Orchestra Mozart...[in the D minor Concerto] Argerich's playing is full of both unforced poetry and eloquence, as well as commanding authority where needed.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2014 *****

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DG - 4791033

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Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 25 & Rondo K511

Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 25 & Rondo K511


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, Paul Angerer

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, Paul Angerer

Rondo in A minor, K511


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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 25 & 26

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 25 & 26


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

New Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

New Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Orchestra, Paul Angerer

Rondo in D major, K485

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310


Friedrich Gulda has become something of a cult figure in the music world. This 2CD set presents him in Mozart recordings – both concertos and solo works – largely for Decca, with one item, the Piano Concerto No. 17, recorded for Amadeo.

Born in Vienna in 1930, Gulda began formal lessons aged seven with Felix Pazofsky, and within five years had graduated to the Vienna Music Academy. The Viennese classics – especially Mozart and Beethoven – quickly established themselves at the heart of Gulda’s performing repertoire but he was also a remarkable jazz performer. It was while he was rapidly absorbing jazz into his musical bloodstream that Gulda cut his first Mozart concerto recordings for Decca, starting in 1954 with KV 449. His accompanists, as on the coupling of KV 505 and 537 recorded almost exactly a year later, were the New Symphony Orchestra of London, a studio ensemble of hand-picked players, and conductor-composer Anthony Collins, who during the same period recorded the first complete cycle of Sibelius’s symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra. What strikes one in particular about these recordings is their surprisingly ‘modern’ approach, free of Romantic rhetoric, with speeds effortlessly maintained and rhythms kept buoyant and sparkling, matched by a beguiling textural clarity and staccato precision.

The more overtly affectionate Viennese recording of KV 453 dates from 1960 and features another ad-hoc group, this time selected by Gulda himself, under Paul Angerer, a Hans Swarowsky protégé who was then rapidly establishing his conducting credentials having spent the early part of his career playing viola in the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Mozart’s piano sonatas are often treated as second-class citizens by comparison with the concertos, yet for Gulda they were an essential part of his creative output. ‘The sonatas are private preliminary conversations leading to the operas,’ he reasoned. Gulda’s first recordings for Decca were captured in 1947 and the following year he turned his hands to Chopin and Mozart’s KV 576 Sonata, a reading whose micro-inflected tonal purity and seamless cantabile is reminiscent of Dinu Lipatti.

Bringing Gulda’s lifelong devotion to Mozart full close, he once expressed a peculiar desire to die on Mozart’s birthday. Remarkably, on 27 January 2000, exactly 244 years after Mozart was born, Gulda passed away, aged 69.

“Friedrich Gulda is in attentive mode in this predominantly well-behaved Mozart. There's delicacy and bite by turn, though little of the spontaneity one hopes for.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 ***

“Admirably clean, well balanced, true recording of a wise-like (i.e. gracious-cum-judicious) performance” Gramophone Magazine (Sonata No. 18)

“In the Andantino and the finale, the pianist’s neat, deft playing, his sure sense of balance and admirable control, bear their rewards … Mozart’s music is allowed to speak for itself, and does so, eloquently.” Gramophone Magazine (Concerto No. 14)

“Gulda's playing is impeccable … The orchestral playing is distinctly good … The recording is first-rate” Gramophone Magazine (Concertos 25 & 26)

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4803442

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 'Jeunehomme', etc.

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


Pascal Rogé (piano)

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Onyx - ONYX4013

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Mozart - Piano Concertos

Mozart - Piano Concertos


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


Ivan Moravec (piano)

Czech Chamber Orchestra, Vaclav Neumann

Supraphon - SU38092

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 26

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 26


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'


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Decca - 4118102

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491, etc.

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


Géza Anda (piano)

Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4632362

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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 24 & 25

Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 24 & 25


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503


András Schiff (piano)

Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Sándor Végh

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Decca - 4257912

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