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Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 / Bavouzet, Takacs-Nagy, Manchester Camerata


Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 20035  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam BavouzetRachael CleggFiona CrossNaomi Atherton,   ... 
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This third volume in the series from the electrifying combination of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Manchester Camerata under Gabor Takacs-Nagy explores the final two of the six piano concertos of the year 1784, on which Mozart staked his reputation as both a performer and composer. Alongside these works features the pioneering Quintet for Piano and Winds, also from 1784, the first written for this combination of instruments and a work which Mozart regarded as his finest to date. The consecutive Kochel numbers of the three piano works hint at a remarkable story: not only were they all written in the same extraordinarily productive year, but all were completed in the same month, March, when Mozart was just twenty-eight years old. The two concertos Read more form a pair, and in letters to his father Mozart makes it clear that he wrote them for his own performance: “Nobody but I owns these new concertos in B flat and D,” adding in another letter, two weeks later, “I consider them both to be concertos which make one sweat.” Heard in this context, Bavouzet’s playing is all the more astonishing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rachael Clegg (Oboe), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano), Fiona Cross (Clarinet),
Naomi Atherton (Horn), Ben Hudson (Bassoon)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 

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