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

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Mozart: Symphonies & Concertos

Mozart: Symphonies & Concertos


Mozart:

Flute & Harp Concerto in C major, K299

Hubert Barwahser (flute), Phia Berghout (harp)

Concertgebouworkest

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201

Concertgebouworkest

Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319

FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Concertgebouworkest

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

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Kathleen Long (piano)

Concertgebouworkest

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Bram de Wilde (clarinet)

Concertgebouworkest


With reissues of music from Haydn to Sibelius, Eloquence has returned to availability much of the recorded legacy of Eduard van Beinum, the chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam in the post-war years. This is the first time that his complete Mozart studio recordings have been gathered together in a single issue, and they have been newly remastered for the occasion.

Van Beinum prized warmth over clarity, according to some of his musicians, but there is no lack of incisive attack in Classical repertoire such as the previous reissue of Haydn symphonies (4768483). Of the three symphonies presented here, No. 33 KV 319 was a particular favourite of Van Beinum’s: he performed it more than any other Mozart symphony, and this 1951 recording is an object demonstration of the art of orchestral legato, relaxed and easy-going in mood even in the momentum of the opera-buffa-style finale.

The soloists in the Clarinet Concerto and the Flute and Harp Concerto were the orchestra’s principals in those instruments, resulting in a memorably collegial atmosphere to these sessions in May and June 1957, which were the conductor’s last Mozart recordings before his death two years later. The C minor Piano Concerto was recorded at the earliest sessions here, in September 1948, when Van Beinum’s sober intelligence and immaculate sense of style were complemented by the British pianist Kathleen Long.

A fascinating booklet note by Niek Nelissen details the history of these recordings and of the conductor’s warm relationship with his musicians, including several personal testimonials: one violinist pays tribute to the ‘more flowing lines’ of van Beinum’s art, which disregarded barlines to craft interpretations of outstanding suppleness and spontaneity.

“The performance of the [Flute and Harp] Concerto is delightful, and flautist Hubert Barwahser is splendid here. Pia Berghout coaxes from the instrument a surprisingly wide range of dynamics and colours, she can very effectively suggest legato in melodic lines, and plays with a great deal of rhythmic vitality.” Fanfare, July/August 1997

“This “Haffner” Symphony boasts an aptly festive pomp tempered with a stylish transparency and grace not always present in the accounts of such admired Mozartians as Beecham and Walter.” Fanfare, September/October 2003

“The balance between piano and orchestra, the clean, sensitive style of playing, the actual size of the orchestra, are all so right, so completely Mozartian in proportion, that this recording can be held up as a model.” Gramophone Magazine, March 1949 (Piano Concerto KV 491)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4825525

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.00

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24


Mozart:

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

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


Stefan Vladar (piano)

Salzburg Camerata

From the dazzling Concert Rondo via the pathos of the C minor Concerto, No.24, to the sheer joy of the famous Concerto No.21 'Elvira Madigan', Stefan Vladar invites us to rediscover two of Mozart's most popular concertos in this well-regarded recording from 2006.

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Harmonia Mundi Musique d'Abord - HMA1901942

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24


Mozart:

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

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


Following Schubert and 3 well-received volumes of Fauré for Mirare, the veteran French pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier, accompanied by the Orchestra of Radio France and Christoph Poppen now turns his hands to Mozart. With these two concertos he finds tenderness and fire in No. 21 which mirrors the anguish and inner intensity of No. 24. The two pieces prove, as Mauriac put it, that: “As long as men inhabit the earth, just a few bars of Mozart can remind us of the paradise we lost, a paradise that may still exist as long as we can hear the echoes of its laughter and tears in such divine music.”

“Two Mozart concertos in performances that on the whole rise to these incomparable works. Aged 75, Pennetier is a lively soloist, and his cadenzas are exceptional...the Paris orchestra, under Popper, is sweet-toned and crisp, with prominent woodwind.” Sunday Times, 25th June 2017

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Mirare - MIR316

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


Angela Hewitt (piano)

National Arts Centre Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Hyperion is delighted to present Angela Hewitt’s third volume of Mozart piano concertos. Writing in The Observer, Stephen Pritchard wrote of the first volume that ‘Judging from this first example, it’s going to be a journey as revelatory as her exploration of all the major keyboard works of Bach’.

Here Angela Hewitt is joined by her compatriot National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and frequent collaborator Hannu Lintu for sparklingly stylish renditions of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos 22 and 24.

Both of these works were written between December 1785 and March 1786. For the first time in a piano concerto orchestration, in No 22 he uses clarinets—an instrument that became a regular member of orchestras only in the 1780s. No 24 is a dark and passionate work, made more striking by its classical restraint, and the final movement, a set of variations, is commonly called ‘sublime’.

Hyperion Angela Hewitt Complete Mozart Piano Concertos - CDA68049

(CD)

$14.25

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Sudbin plays Beethoven & Mozart Concertos

Sudbin plays Beethoven & Mozart Concertos


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


In 2010 Yevgeny Sudbin released the first instalment in a cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos. Featuring the Fourth and the Fifth concerto the disc received top marks on web sites such as ClassicsToday.com and klassik-heute.de and was selected CD of the Week in Daily Telegraph and Editor's Choice in Gramophone, whose reviewer wrote 'The mother-of-pearl sheen of [Sudbin's] pianism is backed by a special underlying sensitivity...Delectably light-fingered brilliance and virtuosity shines a new light on some of the most familiar scores in the repertoire...' Other reviewers agreed that there was something very special about these interpretations ('Extraordinarily vibrant and unforced', Piano News) and, not least, about Sudbin's partnership with Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra ('There is a true give-and-take between soloist and orchestra throughout these performances that makes them especially engaging', Listen Magazine). The web site Classical CD Review found Sudbin and Vänskä to be 'ideally matched Beethoven interpreters,' and the French reviewer in Classica agreed, detecting a 'Mozartian flame' in the performances. For this sequel Sudbin and Vänskä go one step further and actually include a Mozart concerto to precede Beethoven’s Concerto No.3 in C minor. Also in C minor, Mozart’s Concerto No.24, K 491, is often regarded as having been the inspiration for Beethoven’s work. The mood of K 491 is dramatic, even Romantic – the concerto was memorably described by the Mozart expert Alfred Einstein as an ‘explosion of passion, of dark tragic emotions’ – reflecting its proximity to The Marriage of Figaro, which was composed at the same time. Among Mozart’s concertos it is one of the most ample, both in terms of scoring and duration, and thus provides an ideal counterweight to Beethoven’s Third, which the composers began to sketch in 1796, but only completed eight years later.

“the marriage of strength in exposition and sensitivity in accompaniment is more or less beyond compare.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

“Both works give the Russian marvel Sudbin ample chances to show himself as a pianist of fresh imagination, strength and elegance. In the Mozart he supplies his own cadenzas, slightly too grandiose for their surroundings, though it’s fun to hear the notes fly.” The Times, 7th February 2014 ****

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Hybrid Multi-channel

BIS - BIS1978

(SACD)

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Kempff plays Mozart Volume I

Kempff plays Mozart Volume I


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Bamberger Symphoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Bamberger Symphoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

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

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

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

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernhard Klee

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernhard Klee


Australian Eloquence Wilhelm Kempff Edition - ELQ4806645

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.00

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24


Mozart:

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

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


Alto - ALC1167

(CD)

$6.25

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, 23 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, 23 & 24


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

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


DG Originals - E4577592

(CD)

$9.50

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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

(CD)

$8.75

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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

Presto CD

Decca - 4257912

(Presto CD)

$14.25

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