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Mozart: Piano Concertos 24-27 / Larrocha, Solti


Release Date: 08/03/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001453802  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A special 2-CD set comprising Mozart's late piano concertos in stylish and masterly interpretations from Alicia de Larrocha.

Released as a tribute to the great Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, who recorded for Decca for over twenty years.

Concertos 24 & 26 (recorded in March 1985) receive their first-ever release, made possible with the co-operation of both Alicia de Larrocha's family and the estate of Sir Georg Solti.

Concertos 25 & 27 (recorded in December 1977) receive their first international CD release.

The CD booklet contains an appreciation of Alicia de Larrocha, "A Born Mozartian," by piano expert Jeremy Siepmann.

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Read more would be a strange person indeed who did not submit to such warm-hearted, unmannered Mozart…. Larrocha's pearly toned, lightly pedalled touch and the way she can taper a phrase ending to resemble musical speech (try the opening of K491) make these accounts ones to live with.

– Gramophone Magazine, February 2011 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491: 1. (Allegro)
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491: 2. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491: 3. (Allegretto)
Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation": 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation": 2. (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation": 3. (Allegretto)
Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503: 1. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503: 2. Andante
Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503: 3. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595: 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595: 2. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595: 3. Allegro

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