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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13 / KarinKei Nagano, piano; Cecilia String Quartet

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p)
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Notes & Reviews:

This pair of attractive and highly crafted piano concertos from 1782 are among the first such works Mozart composed after moving from Salzburg to Vienna in order to pursue his career as an independent artist. The woodwind parts are not structurally essential in these concertos, and Mozart himself authorized performances of the pieces a quattro, by a pianist with string quartet accompaniment, as in the present recording. What is thereby lost in sheer volume of sound can be gained through nuance, and these pieces are very effectively conveyed in the more intimate context of chamber music. This is pianist Karin Kei Nagano's first recording and she offers an exquisite performance. She is here accompanied by the delightful Cecilia String Quartet from Canada.

Pianist Karin Kei Nagano was born in Berkeley, California in 1998 and began her academic and musical studies in Paris with Germaine Mounier. She has won numerous international competitions including First Prize at the Paris International Scriabin Competition, First Prize and Best Interpretation Prize at the Berlin International Piano Competition. She is the daughter of conductor Kent Nagano.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Multimedia Room, Schulich School of Music, McGill Unive (09/2013).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b)
  • Performer: Karin Nagano (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Cecilia String Quartet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p)
  • Performer: Karin Nagano (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1782