Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24

by Piotr Anderszewski
     
 
Following his award-winning recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Piotr Anderszewski turns to Mozart. Born to Polish-Hungarian parents but trained in France, Anderszewski plays with equal parts elegance and dramatic flair. The rugged opening movement of the C Minor Concerto, for instance, is not as taut and hard-edged

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Following his award-winning recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Piotr Anderszewski turns to Mozart. Born to Polish-Hungarian parents but trained in France, Anderszewski plays with equal parts elegance and dramatic flair. The rugged opening movement of the C Minor Concerto, for instance, is not as taut and hard-edged as usual, but the pianist's tender touch encompasses a wide range of emotions. The finale has a songful swing that seems as simple as a folk song, yet the angst lies just under the surface. The C Major Concerto, on the other hand, is pure sunlight, with a first movement full of gleaming grandeur, a dreamily delicate slow movement, and a frolicsome finale. Anderszewski conducts the Sinfonia Varsovia from the keyboard, eliciting subtle, colorful playing from this accomplished Polish chamber orchestra. In short, a Mozart recording of exceptional character and individuality from a musician whose career is on the rise.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - David Fanning
Crescendos and diminuendos are steeply profiled, phrase endings taper into silence, grace-notes dart and flicker, rhythmic control is consummate... If you have room in your life for some challenging, maverick Mozart, Anderszewski offers a fine alternative.
International Record Review - Peter Branscombe
Anderszewski's pianism is of the highest order, with numerous passages of great poise and beauty.... These are committed performances, full of character.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Erato
UPC:
0724354550423
catalogNumber:
45504
Rank:
146228

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  1. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Piotr Anderszewski  - Piotr Anderszewski  - Piotr Anderszewski  - Alain Lanceron  - Sheila Rock  -  Sinfonia Varsovia  - Dorota Anderszewska
  2. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Piotr Anderszewski  - Piotr Anderszewski  - Dorota Anderszewska  -  Sinfonia Varsovia  - Sheila Rock  - Alain Lanceron

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