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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 16 & 20 / Serkin, Abbado, Et Al


Release Date: 08/19/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 445597   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[T]his new recording of...the great D minor, K466, made last November with the LSO under Abbado, is immensely welcome. The old magic is still there: the ability to make every semiquaver in a run count: the way he can invest even quite 'innocent' music...with real meaning and character; the pathos and lyricism he brings to the slow movements; and the tension and drama he reveals in the outer movements of K466. He plays...Beethoven's [cadenza] in K466: he adds no ornamentation in the slow movement of K466 (as some pianists, among them Gulda also on DG—and Brendel on Philips, quite legitimately do); and here and there I fancied I heard some restrained, Casals-like, vocal contribution—but what does it matter? This is playing of tremendous Read more authority, character and sensitivity, and Serkin is, rightly, given strong and responsive support by Abbado and the LSO, and an appropriately spacious, mellow digital recording by DG.

-- Gramophone [10/1982, reviewing K 466]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 16 in D major, K 451 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - Cadenzas: Ludwig van Beethoven: 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466: 2. Romance
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - Cadenzas: Ludwig van Beethoven: 3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451: 1. Allegro assai
Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451: 2. Andante
Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451: 3. Rondeau (Allegro di molto)

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