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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 15 & 26 / Levin, Hogwood


Release Date: 01/12/1999 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 455814   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: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

His everlasting popularity has inspired countless tributes, each claiming to capture the true essence of Mozart. But how many recordings are made with Mozart's own instruments? This remarkable performance is all the more interesting for the presence of Mozart's own fortepiano. Its strong, clear tone is perfectly suited to the interpretation of Mozart, lending a magical aura to the proceedings.
Robert Levin's grace at the keyboard has earned him a worldwide reputation. His confident approach to Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 15 and 26, especially his improvised cadenzas, proves his merit. His skilled musicianship, paired with his unique instrument, make this album a novel experience.
Those familiar with recordings of these concertos
Read more made with contemporary instruments may be surprised by the difference period instruments make. The Academy of Ancient Music, led by conductor Christopher Hogwood, completes the effect with a full orchestra of instruments authentic to the era.
The heart of this recording is, of course, the music. The differing instruments highlight the core beauty of Mozart's work, shedding new light on his unwavering prominence as the world's favorite composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Great Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Robert Levin improvises his own cadenzas in this recording. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Great Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 31 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Robert Levin improvises his own cadenzas in this recording. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Levin (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Great Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: Original
Robert Levin improvises his own cadenzas in this recording. 

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