Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

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Rudolf Buchbinder plays Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 20, 21& 27

Rudolf Buchbinder plays Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 20, 21& 27


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595


Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is world-renowned as an interpreter of Mozart. Here he plays and conducts from the keyboard three of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos; the orchestra is the Staatskapelle Dresden, where Buchbinder was the first artist to hold the title of “Capell-Virtuos”.

In advance to an extensive tour to Germany, Europe and Asia the concert was recorded in Dresden in an unique setting, being the first ultra-high definition recording of this work - especially for this purpose a stage was set up right inside the “Gläserne Manufaktur”, a luxury car-manufacturing plant in the heart of the city.

BONUS: Making Of – A 4K production at Volkswagen’s “Die Gläserne Manufaktur”.

Booklet: G, E, F

No. of Discs: 1

Run time: 93 minutes

Disc Format: BD 50

Picture: 16:9, HD

Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

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C Major - 734004

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'


Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the world's foremost pianists and is frequently invited by major orchestras and festivals around the world. An acclaimed interpreter of music from the classical period, his comprehensive repertoire also encompasses numerous 20th century compositions and has been a recording artist for over four decades now resulting in a vast catalogue of more than 200 releases. Amongst them, Sony’s release of the entire 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven, that was awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik prize.

Buchbinder conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden from the piano for this new album featuring two of Mozart’s most famous and loved piano Concertos. During an exceptionally productive period in 1785, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finished his Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, his most overtly dark, dramatic concerto, and the joyous Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 within the space of month.

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Sony - 88875178062

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$13.75

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Alkan: The Complete Transcriptions, Vol. 1

Alkan: The Complete Transcriptions, Vol. 1


Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543: III. Menuetto (Allegretto)

Thamos, König in Ägypten, KV 345: excerpts

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550: Menuet

String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K464 'Drum': Andante

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466


José Raúl López (piano)

Although the gloriously maverick original music of Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813–88) is now beginning to be become familiar, his equally idiosyncratic transcriptions have not yet been systematically documented in recordings.

Alkan published a series of three albums of transcriptions, which have never been recorded in their entirety before; this release is the first in a pioneering project to do just that.

The composer whose music Alkan transcribed more than anyone was Mozart, and this CD presents the complete Mozart/Alkan transcriptions.

An extended essay by the pianist on this CD, José Raúl López, examines Alkan’s art as a transcriber with detailed reference to Mozart’s originals and Alkan’s keyboard solutions.

José Raúl López is Coordinator of the Keyboard Department at Florida International University in Miami. His interest in contemporary music has resulted in many world premieres and collaborations with composers along with the keen pursuit of resurrecting rarely heard works by Romantic and Classical composers. He received his MM and DMA degrees from the University of Miami School of Music, where he studied with Dr Rosalina Sackstein, a former pupil of Claudio Arrau and Rafael de Silva. His previous recording for Toccata Classics presented the complete piano music of Riccardo Malipiero (TOCC0129).

“Alkan’s complete piano transcriptions of Mozart’s music...make a sequence both diverting and profound. Lopez, who in the booklet explains Alkan’s treatment of the D minor Piano Concerto, K466, in extraordinary detail, plays captivatingly. One doesn’t miss the orchestra at all.” Sunday Times, 7th June 2015

Toccata Classics - TOCC0240

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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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Lucerne Festival Historic Performances Vol. I

Lucerne Festival Historic Performances Vol. I


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

recording 1957

Robert Casadesus (piano)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Dimitri Mitropoulos

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

recording 1959

Clara Haskil (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer


The launch of a new recording series from Audite: 'Lucerne Festival Historic Performances' provides a re-encounter with two outstanding pianists of the 20th century. In 1959 the leading Mozart performer, Clara Haskil, joined Otto Klemperer and his Philharmonia Orchestra to give a moving interpretation of the Piano Concerto in D minor (K466), which Haskil herself considered “unforgettable”, as she remarked in a letter.

Paired with Haskil’s Mozart is a live recording, by the French pianist Robert Casadesus, of Beethoven’s heroic Fifth Piano Concerto made in the summer of 1957. This live performance remains captivating thanks both to Casadesus’ radiant virtuosity, always at the service of musical content, and to the intense intimacy between conductor and soloist, which makes for a fascinating comparison with the studio recording of the same work which Casadesus, Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic released two years previously. Casadesus found congenial partners in Dimitri Mitropoulos and the Vienna Philharmonic. At the same time, the recording documents the Vienna Philharmonic’s first-ever appearance at the Lucerne Festival.

In cooperation with Audite, the Lucerne Festival presents outstanding concert recordings of artists who have shaped the festival throughout its history. The aim of this CD edition is to rediscover treasures – most of which have not been released previously – from the first six decades of the festival, which was founded in 1938 with a special gala concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini. These recordings have been made available by the archives of SRF Swiss Radio and Television, which has broadcast the Lucerne concerts from the outset.

Carefully re-mastered and supplemented with photos and materials from the Lucerne Festival archive, they represent a sonic history of the festival.

“This series is launched auspiciously...After a strong, sinewy introduction by Klemperer and the Philharmonia Haskil’s first entry exudes graceful calm. Thereafter we are treated to much stylish, wonderfully subtle and tasteful playing...Casadesus offers a good deal of heroic and commanding playing yet he’s equally capable of sensitivity.” MusicWeb International, 8th November 2013

Audite Lucerne Festival Historic Performances - AUDITE95623

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488


Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer suffered reprisals for her Jewish background, but after the Second World War she enjoyed her international breakthough with Mozart playing of gentle elegance, supple virtuosity and dramatic power.

Warner Classics Red Line - 6365612

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 22

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 22


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466


Alto - ALC1172

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 20, 21, 23 & 27 & Rondo K382

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 20, 21, 23 & 27 & Rondo K382


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382


EMI Masters - 6787122

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 20 & Six German Dances, KV 509

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 20 & Six German Dances, KV 509


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Julius Katchen (piano)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Peter Maag

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Julius Katchen (piano)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Peter Maag

German Dances (6), K509

London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag


Julius Katchen recorded two Mozart piano concertos with Peter Maag and they both appear on this CD, together with the Six German Dances, KV 509 – ‘a magnificent example of the power of a genuinely charismatic conductor’ as Tully Potter notes in his liner notes. Katchen first entered Decca’s London studios in 1947 and was still heavily involved in a major Brahms project when he died of cancer in Paris, the city that had long been his home. He made his debut at the age of ten, playing the Mozart D minor concerto. Like Peter Maag, he was a philosopher, having completed a four-year course at Haverford College in three years. A musician of immense warmth – as witnessed in these Mozart readings – his colossal technique was always understated.

Unfairly neglected, Mozart’s C major Concerto, KV 415 is a gem. At the time of this recording (1955), it was only the third to appear. Cor de Groot’s performance had the honour of being the first LP version and this was preceded by Artur Balsam’s 78rpm recording. It was to be another five years before the concerto was to be recorded again – in 1960 by Clara Haskil. The D minor Concerto is Mozart’s most Beethovenian, and indeed it is Beethoven’s cadenzas that Katchen uses for his recording. (For the C major concerto, even though Mozart’s cadenzas survive, Katchen does not play them, using one of his own in the opening movement.) Word has it that Mozart wrote his delightful set of six German Dances, KV 509 in one hour during an enjoyable trip to Prague in 1787. Unfathomably neglected, they were taped for this recording in Kingsway Hall in January 1959 and make their first appearance here since their initial release on a ten-inch LP.

“Nobody really plays Mozart like this today. Recorded in the 1950s, the Concertos are full-toned and dramatic; K415 emerges larger and more serious than usual.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 ***

“Katchen's Mozart is a joy, in which the musical dialogue, whether within the solo part or when it is pitted against the orchestra, provides a constant effervescent narrative.” Gramophone Magazine

“The recording is clear; the orchestral playing adept” Gramophone Magazine (Concertos)

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4803609

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Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

(Recorded 1967 & 1971)


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595


“These performances now seem a bit overpowering, in the wrong way, with the young pianist-conductor underlining and over-phrasing, though he was to get much worse later. Excellent accompanying.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2006 ***

Warner Classics Great Artists of the Century - 3565132

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