Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

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Mozart: The Vienna Concert: 23 March 1783

Mozart: The Vienna Concert: 23 March 1783


Mozart:

Die Zauberflöte, K620: Overture

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture

Gigue in G Major, K574

Se il padre perdei (from Idomeneo)

In un instante... Parto, m’affretto (from Lucio Silla)

Mia speranza adorata... Ah, non sai qual pena, K416

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Serenade No. 9 in D major, K320 'Posthorn': III. Concertante (Andante grazioso)

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Variations (10) in G major on Gluck's 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint', K455


Jodie Devos (soprano), Sebastian Wienand (fortepiano)

Millenium Orchestra, Leonardo García Alarcón

On 23 March 1783, an important concert took place in Vienna, playing a considerable role for Mozart’s reputation in the imperial capital, where he had resided since 1781. It is obvious that Mozart wanted to be heard in both what he had composed prior to 1781, as well as in his more recent works. From the Salzburg repertoire, he borrowed the ‘Haffner’ Symphony. To this he added the long concertante movement for wind instruments from the ‘Posthorn’ Serenade. Here we also find two piano concertos (one from Salzburg, and the latest, doubtless composed for the occasion), several arias from earlier operas (Lucio Silla, Idomeneo) or again, recently written. Although he played his concertos, he also improvised keyboard variations and even a fugue (because the emperor was in attendance)… An historic concert to be rediscovered, as if you were there!

Ricercar - RIC361

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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.

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Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413-15

Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413-15


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415


In January 1783 Mozart advertised in the Vienna press "the publication of three new, recently completed piano concertos", which could even be played with quartet accompaniment – thus enabling him to reach a wider public. In similar vein, he told his father that they were "very brilliant and pleasing to the ear . . . Here and there only connoisseurs will derive satisfaction from them – yet in such a way that the non-connoisseur will also be pleased, without knowing why."

It’s a fair bet that these dazzling performances by Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Freiburger Barockorchester will meet with the same unanimous approval.

“The rounded tone, singing legato in slow movements and crisp articulation he coaxes from the instrument is far removed from the honky-tonk sounds of earlier attempts at period performances of the concertos...This well-known music sounds spontaneous and freshly conceived.” Sunday Times, 21st August 2016

“a delightfully spirited performance from Kristian Bezuidenhout … this is the very opposite of ‘museum piece Mozart’, so alive and responsive” Record Review, 26th August 2016

“Bezuidenhout is an imaginative and engaging soloist, getting a variety of colours from his fortepiano.” Financial Times, 26th August 2016

“Though listed as director, Goltz is often closer to that of conductor, paying assiduous attention to instrumental balance, supporting or asserting as required. Only in the first movement of K414 is he a touch prosaic; otherwise he grants Bezuidenhout (who also plays continuo and uses the moderator for variations in tonal colour) the space needed for his searching interpretations. Every cadenza and lead-in is by Mozart; every slow movement is played with feeling. Very fine indeed” Classical Ear, 14th October 2016

“There’s plenty of interpretative freedom...as the soloist takes Mozart’s scores as a starting point rather than as the gospel handed down from above...he is superbly responsive to the music’s high spirits and to the possibilities inherent in these scores.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2016

“These are dazzling and at times unusually searching performances.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2016

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BBC Music Magazine

Concerto Choice - December 2016

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, 11 & 13

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, 11 & 13


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 "Lützow"

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415


This is the ninth instalment in Ronald Brautigam’s series of the complete piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As on previous discs, Brautigam – whose ‘muscular yet sensitively nuanced command of Mozartian discourse’ (BBC Music Magazine) – is supported by Die Kölner Akademie under Michael Alexander Willens. The opening work on this instalment is the C major concerto, K 415, which was first performed on 23rd March 1783 in the presence of Emperor Joseph II. K 415 was composed in conjunction with the Concerto No. 11 in F major, K 413, which in contrast is a more intimate creation, especially in its Larghetto middle movement, in which Mozart achieves some of his most memorable writing, with the various textures of the orchestra providing a cushion of sound for a delicious cantabile aria for the piano – a model that was to become almost a trademark of his later concerto slow movements. The disc closes with Concerto No. 8 in C major, K 246, composed some six years earlier. Mozart wrote it for Countess Antonia Lützow, one of his father’s pupils, and in terms of technical difficulty, it is among the least demanding of his piano concertos – which nevertheless didn’t stop Mozart from performing it himself on several occasions.

“Ronald Brautigam and the Cologne Academy under Michael Alexander Willens offer stylish and enjoyable performances” BBC Music Magazine, February 2016 ****

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Mozart-Contrasts: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 26

Mozart-Contrasts: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 26

and piano works in minor keys


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

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

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Rondo in A minor, K511

Adagio in B minor, K540


Oliver Schnyder (piano)

RCA - 88697323172

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 14

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 14


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449


Lili Kraus (piano)

Vienna Festival Orchestra, Stephen Simon

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11-13

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11-13


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414


Sigiswald Kuijken (first violin), Veronica Kuijken, Marie Kuijken (fortepiano)

La Petite Bande

Mozart conceived the 3 piano-concerti KV 414, 413 and 415 in 1782, one year after he had settled in Vienna as a more or less free-lance musician. From onset, his idea was to get these works (KV 414, 413 and 415) published; he obviously expected a positive response from the public, not only on the financial level but also as a composer and piano virtuoso. In order to enhance the attraction for his publication, he decided to write these concertos in such a way that they could be performed not only with full orchestra (i.e. strings and winds), but also with a reduced accompaniment of only string quartet. Clearly, Mozart did not consider this strategic starting point as an artistic limitation, but rather as a challenge: in fact, already the score without the wind parts should leave nothing to be desired. This resulted in a very careful and beautiful string writing, matching the solo part in the most effective and intimate way. The wind parts were then conceived to accentuate and “colour” certain passages in the accompaniment with even more depth.

Although Mozart in his announcements and the print of these concerti always mentions the “normal” composition of the string quartet (2 violins, viola and violoncello), I took the liberty to replace the violoncello by a double bass in our performances and our recording of these concertos. My reason was purely musical. Looking and listening to these works, we find a clear difference concerning their string-bass writing compared with Mozart’s own quartets for violin, viola, violoncello and piano, or also his trios for violin, violoncello and piano.

In these piano concertos the string bass is only playing the essential bass-line of the whole texture, thus very often doubling in simplified way the soloist’s left hand. Therefore, in fact this so called “violoncello” part shows exactly what the usual “basso” parts show in orchestral works or generally in the more conventional divertimento-style: offering and strengthening the (highly necessary) fundamental bass on which the whole of the construction is resting. So replacing the violoncello by a double bass in this reduced version of these concertos seems to me an obvious choice.

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 13 and 20

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19, 13 and 20


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459

Berliner Philharmoniker

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

RIAS Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

RIAS Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin


Three rare encounters between Clara Haskil and Ferenc Fricsay, which display a unique approach to Mozart. The Hungarian’s precise conducting sets to advantage the soloist’s purity of style. This rare combination of a familiar studio recording of the Concerto in F major and two live concerto performances is the epitome of limpidity.

“The jewel of this generously filled CD (82 minutes) is the live D minor, K466, with the great Haskil at her best, ably partnered by Fricsay and the RIAS orchestra.” Sunday Times, 16th January 2017

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Philippe Entremont Plays and Conducts Mozart

Philippe Entremont Plays and Conducts Mozart


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453


Philippe Entremont (piano/conductor)

Collegium Musicum of Paris, Philippe Entremont

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Sony - G010003653364Z

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 - 13

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 11 - 13

(arr. Piano & String Quartet)


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

(arr. Piano & String Quartet)

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

(arr. Piano & String Quartet)

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

(arr. Piano & String Quartet)


Olga Hegedus (cello), Stephen Williams (double bass), Quintin Ballardie (viola), Simon Lewis (violin), Jose Luis Garcia (violin), Peter Frankl (piano)

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