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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 20 And 27, Etc / Barenboim


Release Date: 08/01/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56517   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I have not heard Barenboim play as well as this before. Straightaway this record establishes him as a Mozartian of the front rank. As with the finest of Anda's Mozart recordings, the chief delight here is the unity of the performance: the English Chamber Orchestra are happy to see the music the way Barenboim does and are with him to a man. ...

Technique arises from a musical understanding of how something ought to be played. That sort of technique, musicianship, is splendidly prominent in the performances on this record. Everybody, one feels, really knows what he's doing. To that kind of technique can be traced on the one hand the magnificent quality of the wind playing here and the fine internal balance and sonority of the
Read more orchestra, and on the other the powerful and expressive playing of the pianist.... One could hardly wish for a wider expressive range.

– Gramophone [7/1967], reviewing Piano Concerto No 20 from the original release
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 32 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (01/01/1967 - 01/02/1967) 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 32 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (01/03/1967 - 01/04/1967) 
3.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (11/25/1971 - 11/26/1971) 

Sound Samples

Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D K382 (2006 Digital Remaster)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (2006 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (2006 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K466 (2006 Digital Remaster): III. Rondeau: Allegro assai - Cadenza - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat K595 (2006 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat K595 (2006 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat K595 (2006 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I

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