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Alicia de Larrocha plays Mozart


Release Date: 03/13/2020 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19439709642  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de LarrochaAndré Previn
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisAndré Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraOrchestra of St. Luke's
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alicia de Larrocha will always be remembered as one of the most idiomatic and poetic interpreters of Spanish piano music, but this beloved artist – born in Barcelona in 1923 to two pianists – was hardly less devoted to Mozart. In the 1990s, towards the end of her career, she undertook a series of concerto recordings for RCA with Sir Colin Davis – one of the great Mozartians of his time – conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, formidable Mozart veterans themselves. Now collected for the first time in a 6-album set, these performances were widely admired by music lovers and critics. Gramophone wrote: “In their transparency and vitality these performances are outstanding. Sir Colin’s partnership is affectionate and exemplary [Nos. 25 and Read more 27].” And of their collaboration in Nos. 19 and 27: “Sir Colin’s unforced way with the opening tutti of K 595, his awareness of ‘all passion spent’ is haunting but unobtrusive. Such sensitivity is effortlessly mirrored by Larrocha with her enviable ease, her avoidance of all artifice or attention-seeking dalliance. Few other pianists are more attuned to Mozart’s mix of pain and radiance.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano), André Previn (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
12.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia de Larrocha (Piano), André Previn (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Mozart's genuine interpreter June 11, 2020 By Mahmoud Sidky BILASSY Mahmoud Sidky BILASSY (Edmonton, AB) See All My Reviews "I do have every Mozart piano concerto that is available. Among those are interpretations by : Uchida, Anda, Bilson, Perahia, Horowitz, Barenboim, Brendel, Pires, Gulda, Serkin, and Hewitt. Alicia de Larrocha's interpretation of Mozart is charaterized by a Mozartian charm, natural flow, and ability to convey the charm of a Mozartian musical power. I highly recommend this album to those, like myself who are interested in getting acquainted with as many interpretations of Mozart's magnificent piano concertos." Report Abuse
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