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Premium Composers, Vol. 3: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20, 23, 24, 25 / Moravec

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

For this installment of the Premium Composers Series, two of the brightest jewels from the hänssler CLASSIC catalogue have been selected. Both of these recordings of Mozart Piano Concertos by Ivan Moravec and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Sir Neville Marriner received global acclaim, and remain among the most perfect interpretations of Mozart's Piano Concertos committed to disc. hänssler CLASSIC's new series - Premium Composers is more than just another "Best Of..." or "Greatest Hits" collection. Each two-disc set will feature critically acclaimed performances of complete works, performed by the greatest singers, musicians and ensembles in Europe. "Ivan Moravec is a pianist of uncommon gifts and one of the most sympathetic interpreters of Mozart's music ever to sit at a keyboard. His accounts of these concertos, blend strength and gentleness, spontaneity and calculation, the playful and the serious, in a unique way - stirring in the listener that feeling of elevation that is the hallmark of the very greatest Mozart performances. Marriner and the ASMF attain the same high level of excellence, and the sound is superb." - Ted Libby, NPR

BBC Music Magazine
Ivan Moravec is less forceful, dramatic and sparkling than Marriner's contributions might encourage, but in Concertos 24 and 25 the combination of festiveness and melancholy offers rewards.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (04/1997); Henry Wood Hall, London (10/1995).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martins in the Fields
  • Running Time: 31 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martins in the Fields
  • Running Time: 26 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martins in the Fields
  • Running Time: 31 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martins in the Fields
  • Running Time: 30 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786