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Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 4


Release Date: 02/15/1994 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8550204   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jénö Jandó
Conductor:  András Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  András Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Jandó performs the first-movement cadenza written by Mozart. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  András Ligeti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 28 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Concerto No. 24 K. 491- Cadenza in Allegro by J. N. Hummel
Cadenza in Allegretto by Mozart 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: III. Allegro assai
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: III. Allegretto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A great Mozart Concerto cycle January 10, 2016 By m. carpenter (Bemidji, MN) See All My Reviews "I echo the above reviewer: all of these Naxos recordings of the Mozart piano concertos by Jeno Jando are simple and beautiful. I like just about everything about them. Jando's playing is straightforward and clear, transparently delivering Mozart without seeking to make an artistic statement that intrudes upon the integrity of the music. His style offers not only clarity and purity, but a real sense of life, energy, and bounce. The thing that has surprised me most in these recordings though is the quality of the orchestral playing, with the obscure Concentus Hungaricus holding their own (in my opinion) against the likes of the English Chamber Orchestra or the ASMF. Strings and winds alike play beautifully, and balances, both among the sections and with Jando, seem to come through very well, which is especially important in later concertos, in which soloist, strings, and winds are all in some sense collaborative and equal partners. The quality of the recordings themselves, while from the early 1990s and not up to par with the best recent recordings, is also very good, offering sound that is both clear and warm. I think that this cycle really deserves its place among the "classics", such as Perahia, Barenboim, and Brendel--I for one prefer it to all of the above. If you love these concertos, by all means, give these a try!" Report Abuse
 Simple and beautiful November 27, 2012 By LUIZ A T SANTOS See All My Reviews "Simple and beautiful the performance of Mr Jeno Jendó and Antal" Report Abuse
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