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Mozart: Piano Concertos 22 & 23 / András Schiff, Sándor Vegh


Release Date: 11/04/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425855   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The names of Andras Schiff and Sandor Vegh are distinguished ones in this repertory . . . . [T]he pianist's articulation [is] sometimes quasi-staccato in quick passagework . . . but clear and unfailingly expressive even in rapid fingerwork. The conductor and soloist are adroit in their management of transitions, whether of mood, pace, texture or dynamics, and in any combination, and their tempos are also generally well chosen. . . . Finally, these artists are able to balance the component parts of a movement, and of a whole concerto, skilfully, so that, for example, finales seem to flow naturally from slow movements, just as those movements do from opening ones. . . . Talking of finales, that of the E flat major Concerto (in rondo form, as Read more so often the case) has a fine fluency and buoyancy, as has that of its successor in A major, vivid yet unhurried . . . . Schiff and Vegh know how to bring out the joy in this music without sacrificing delicacy, a delicacy without the prettification that we occasionally hear from other pianists." -- Christopher Headington, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Mozarteum, Salzburg 
Length: 35 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Conductor:  Sandor Végh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Mozarteum, Salzburg 
Length: 26 Minutes 19 Secs. 

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