Notes & Reviews:
The present recording of the Piano Concertos KV 466 & 467 is the starting point for the complete collection of Mozart piano concertos to be issued by the label Accent. Arthur Schoonderwoerd, in great demand as a hammerklavier performer, and his ensemble Cristofori play on authentic instruments of the period or modern reproductions. The string parts in the orchestral accompaniment are played by only one musician per part, producing a slender, transparent tone which supports the hammerklavier without ever dominating its fine tone. The fortepiano is a copy of an instrument made by Anton Walter (Vienna, ca. 1782) with a silvery tone more reminiscent of a harpsichord, but with extensively greater dynamic possibilities. This tonal spectrum is most apparent in the cadenzas which are improvised by Arthur Schoonderwoerd as was customary in Mozart's time.