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Mozart: Piano Concertos 24-27 / Larrocha, Solti


Release Date: 08/03/2010 
Label:  Imports   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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Good new release January 24, 2015 By Harry G. (Greenville, DE) See All My Reviews "Larrocha plays beautifully with the light touch appropriate for Mozart. Sound quality is very good. Solti and orchestra are good but sometimes seem a bit more like Beethoven than Mozart." Report Abuse
 Great Mozart Piano Concertos January 21, 2015 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Larrocha was surely born to play Mozart. These performances are exceptional in their empathetic virtuosity. Solti is at his best: his usual ferocity reined in and the orchestra's playing in complete harmony with the soloist. These are exceptional performances. The recordings are first rate as you would expect from Decca.I must have purchased the last CD in the inventory because it is now listed as no longer available. Hopefully it will be reissued in the near future. If you can find it in the aftermarket snatch it up--you won't be disappointed." Report Abuse
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