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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 22 & 23 / Levin, Hogwood


Release Date: 01/12/1999 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 452052   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pianist Robert Levin is a man with a mission: "When improvisation regains its former position at the center of Classical music making, perhaps the gap between composer and performer, between old and new music, between vernacular and art music, and between Classical performer and audience will narrow." Levins growing number of collaborations with Christopher Hogwood's Academy of Ancient Music on the Mozart piano concertos brilliantly argues his case with clarity and conviction. Here, on the Piano Concertos No. 22 and No. 23, the sense of ensemble seems to have become even tighter and the element of improvisation more unexpected and, while always tasteful, more daring than in their previous recordings of the Mozart concertos. This is Read more music making that is scrupulous and refined though never stuffy. Levin seems completely at home on the faithfully restored 1795 Anton Walter fortepiano. As always with Hogwoods recordings, the production quality is on a very high level, and the liner notes are ample and engagingly edifying. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 32 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Robert Levin improvises his own cadenzas in this recording. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Robert Levin improvises his own cadenzas in this recording. 

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