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

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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.

“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 ****

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

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BIS - BIS1978

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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. 24-27

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27


Mozart:

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

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595


A special 2-CD set comprising Mozart's late piano concertos in stylish and masterly interpretations from Alicia de Larrocha.

Released as a tribute to the great Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha who recorded for Decca for over twenty years from 1969, and who died on 25 September 2009.

Concertos 24 & 26 (recorded in March 1985) receive their first ever release and this has been made possible with the co-operation of both Alicia de Larrocha's family and the estate of Sir Georg Solti.

Concertos 25 & 27 (recorded in December 1977) receive their first international CD release.

CD booklet contains an appreciation of Alicia de Larrocha A Born Mozartian by piano expert Jeremy Siepmann.

“it would be a strange person indeed who did not submit to such warm-hearted, unmannered Mozart....Larrocha's pearly toned, lightly pedalled touch and the way she can taper a phrase ending to resemble musical speech (try the opening of K491) make these accounts ones to live with.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

Decca - 4782420

(CD - 2 discs)

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Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24

Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


Widely regarded as one of the foremost Mozart interpreters of our time: Mitsuko Uchida returns, conducting the orchestra herself from the piano, with live performances of two of Mozart's most popular concertos.

"we still had the thrill of Uchida, embodying Mozart’s recollections of joy and sorrow with dancing subtlety and love" The Times, London

"Miss Uchida played gracefully and with the flair listeners have come to expect from her….She endows the solo line with a rightness and an inevitability, yet there is originality in the way she shapes every phrase, and remarkable subtlety in her coloration" New York Times

"Uchida’s pellucid, subtly varied tone (no one makes the piano sing more beautifully) and quicksilver response to changes of mood and harmonic colour give unalloyed delight" The Telegraph, London, on Mitsuko Uchida's previous disc of Mozart Piano Concerti

“…here is sublime Mozart-playing whether in C minor turbulence or A major radiance. In K491… Uchida conveys an ineffable sadness with sudden withdrawals of such subtlety that all the shades of autumn seem with us… in K488, while nothing is plain sailing, everything is as natural as it is revelatory. When have you heard the central F sharp minor Siciliano more gently or lovingly confided, or the opera buffa finale more joyfully spun off? ...the Cleveland Orchestra are entirely at one with their inspired soloist. ...even a few bars will convince you that you are listening to one of the truly great artists of our time.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2009

“In the great C minor Concerto, K491, the opening tutti rages with all the ferocity of middle-period Beethoven, and when the piano enters it is pleading, fragile. …I found the last [movement] that series of mainly tormented and ever more convoluted variations, as powerful as any performance I have heard... The much sunnier A major Concerto, K488, is perhaps a less problematic piece to play. Uchida...in the slow movement rises to heights of eloquent grief that are demanded, but seldom risked. The last movement is gloriously abandoned.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2009 *****

“every phrase is elegantly tooled, every texture perfectly weighted. The Cleveland Orchestra is currently one of the finest in the world, and it is fascinating to hear it scaling down its usually opulent sound to the almost chamber-music transparency that Uchida obviously expects.” The Guardian, 2nd October 2009 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - December 2009

Decca - 4781524

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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

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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)

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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)

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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15, 23 and 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15, 23 and 24


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491


“It was Abram Chasins, the American pianist and critic, who noted in Solomon a 'proportionate grandeur that instead of seeming to lack power appeared not to desire it.' Others have spoken of his 'matchless austerity', and listening once more to his Mozart is to be reminded of the essential truth of such comments. Mozart may have felt that K450 (No 15) is a concerto 'to make the pianist sweat', but it's difficult to imagine even a single bead of perspiration on Solomon's brow as he tosses off cascades of notes with superlative ease and elegance. In his hands the Andante's set of variations comes as close to Elysium as you could wish, while the finale has a delectable lightness that makes it a true dance of the gods.
In K488 (No 23), Solomon's lucidity, in the canonic interplay, for example, is of a sort granted to very few pianists, and his refinement in the closing pages of the ineffable F sharp minor Adagio suggests all his inimitable but lightly worn authority. In K491 (No 24) he shares with Clara Haskil, another supremely prized Mozartian, a characteristic way of taking one of Mozart's two minor-key concertos by stealth rather than by storm, though he compensates for what some may see as undue restraint by giving us Saint-Saëns' storming cadenza. The 1953-5 recordings have been superbly remastered, and his musical partners, Otto Ackermann and Herbert Menges, are as inspired as their soloist.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Penguin Guide

Rosette Winner

Testament Solomon - SBT1222

(CD)

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