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Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos / Zacharias, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 12/04/2015 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 3401900   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Previously available on individual discs, Christian Zacharias’ MDG Mozart Piano Concerto cycle has now been assembled in a space-saving, specially priced boxed set. Among recorded Mozart cycles with the soloist conducting from the keyboard, Zacharias’ entry scores higher for all-around consistency than those by Anda, Barenboim, Ashkenazy, and Immerseel, and sometimes rises to the high levels of Perahia and Buchbinder.

Zacharias brings style, sensitivity, and taste to the table, abetted by a pearly, perpetually singing tone and cultivated technique. His finely honed partnership with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra reveals few–if any–of the compromises in note attacks and releases or unanimity of phrase shaping that sometimes
Read more characterize soloist-led Mozart concerto collaborations.

Slow movements go particularly well when the music calls out for pathos, intimacy, and beautiful cantabile phrasing, as in Nos. 18, 21, 23, and 27. Quicker music sometimes lacks drama and edge, and you can hear this when comparing the present performances alongside Zacharias’ earlier EMI Mozart cycle with various orchestras and conductors.

Although there is more to Mozart’s concertos than Zacharias and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra may ultimately deliver, one is reluctant to question their authority and musicianship.

– ClassicsToday (Jed Distler) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 11 in F major, K 413 (387a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 28 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 18 in B flat major, K 456 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 28 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in D major, K 175 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 20 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 21 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 6 in B flat major, K 238 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Zacharias
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent performances of these works. August 3, 2017 By Christopher M. See All My Reviews "I acquired all of these discs quite some time ago, as singles, when they were first issued. Numbers 3-9 were excellent SACD recordings, Vols.1 and 2 were just red book CDs. No telling here if this is also true for the set. In any case they are well recorded, but of course, the SACD discs are best of all. Christian Zacharias, both as conductor and pianist gives delightful, straight-forward performances without any agogic effects, and safely delivers considerable pleasure you should enjoy." Report Abuse
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