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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 21 & 27 / Lars Vogt

Mozart / Vogt,Lars
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Cavi Music   Catalog #: 8553296   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lars Vogt
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



MOZART Piano Concertos: Nos. 21 and 27 Lars Vogt (pn); Paavo Järvi, cond; Frankfurt RSO AVI 8553257 (57:52)


In this recording a talented, prolific pianist performs with a celebrated conductor in two Mozart masterpieces. It shouldn’t go wrong, and it doesn’t. There is grace here, sensitivity, and a welcome liveliness. At times Vogt in his solo passages seems to retreat a bit too much, in dynamics and touch. I suppose that from time to time I prefer a crisper touch and more directed succession of phrases Read more to the occasional sighs and whispers. I still swoon before Schnabel’s Mozart recordings. But even here I am afraid of exaggerating. Vogt and Jarvi have produced beautiful, coherent, unaffected recordings of two masterpieces. If I like a little more tension, others will prefer this kind of delicate and nuanced approach.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lars Vogt (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lars Vogt (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: III. Allegro vivace assai
Piano concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major K. 595: I. Allegro
Piano concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major K. 595: II. Larghetto
Piano concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major K. 595: III. Allegro

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