Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos

Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos

by Murray Perahia
     
 

Recorded over 13 years between 1975 and 1988, Murray Perahia's cycle of the complete piano concertos of Mozart, including the concert rondos and double concertos, remains perhaps the most enduring monument to his art. What is it about Perahia's art, some skeptics might ask, that is worth enduring? For one thing, as this 12-disc set amplySee more details below

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Recorded over 13 years between 1975 and 1988, Murray Perahia's cycle of the complete piano concertos of Mozart, including the concert rondos and double concertos, remains perhaps the most enduring monument to his art. What is it about Perahia's art, some skeptics might ask, that is worth enduring? For one thing, as this 12-disc set amply demonstrates, there is his incredible tone. Clear as a bell, bright as the sky, and deep as the ocean, Perahia's tone is not only one of the wonders of the age, it's admirably suited to the pellucid loveliness of Mozart's music. For another thing, there is his unbelievable control. From the simplest melody to the richest sonorities, Perahia's control makes him the master of everything he surveys. For yet another thing, there is his astounding sense of rhythm. From the most vivacious Allegro con spirito to the most lugubrious Larghetto, Perahia's tempos are always brilliantly judged and wonderfully propulsive. To top it off, there are his poetic interpretations. While some cynics might assert that his interpretations are all beautiful surface with no profound depths, more sympathetic listeners would argue that Perahia's beautiful surfaces go all the way to the bottom of Mozart's music. Accompanied by the accomplished outstanding English Chamber Orchestra -- the wind playing alone is worth the price of the set -- Perahia's cycle of Mozart's piano concertos should be heard by anyone who loves the music. Sony's late stereo and early digital sound is consistently clean, colorful, and immediate.

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Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768723029
catalogNumber:
87230

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Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K. 37  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, K. 39  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  3. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major, K. 40  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  4. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, K. 41  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  5. Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  6. Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K. 238  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Artur Balsam  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  7. Concerto for 3 (or 2) pianos & orchestra in F major ("Lodron," "Concerto No. 7"), K. 242  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Radu Lupu
  8. Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major ("Lützow") K. 246  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  9. Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ("Jeunehomme," "Jenamy"), K. 271  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  10. Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in E flat major ("Concerto No. 10"), K. 365 (K. 316a)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Radu Lupu
  11. Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413 (K. 387a)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  12. Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 (K. 385p)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  13. Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415 (K. 387b)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  14. Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  15. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  16. Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  17. Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  18. Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  19. Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  20. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  21. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Rudolf Serkin
  22. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Johann Nepomuk Hummel  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  23. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  24. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  25. Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  26. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  27. Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  28. Rondo for piano & orchestra in D major, K. 382  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  29. Rondo for piano & orchestra in A major, K. 386  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Chamber Orchestra

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