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Mozart: Piano Concertos No 17 & 27 / Angela Hewitt

Mozart / Hewitt / Orch Da Camera / Lintu
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67919   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Angela Hewitt
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



MOZART Piano Concertos: No. 17 in G, K 453; No. 27 in B?, K 595 Angela Hewitt (pn); Hannu Lintu, cond; O da Camera di Mantova HYPERION 67919 (59:22)


This recording has a number of strikes against it, including a healthy selection of excellent competing versions of either concerto, and the fact that it is played on modern instruments, despite the growing trend to perform Mozart on period instruments. No matter; Hewitt’s Read more exquisitely phrased and wise playing wins the day. I listened to this CD several times before I read the notes, which are smart and loving comments on both the history and the structure of the pieces by Hewitt herself, and was not surprised to read her description of the last movement of K 595, Mozart’s final utterance in this format. I doubt that many pianists, even famous ones, are so sensitive as to hear the gentle dance rhythms of this music that “always has me in tears and gives me the shivers.” Not that her playing is in the least bit histrionic. On the contrary, she demands equal sensitivity on the part of the listener, who will be rewarded by careful attention to this subtly dramatic playing. The sound of the performance, from Hewitt’s glistening tone to the brilliant playing of this relatively young ensemble, all captured by Hyperion’s usual robust yet natural engineering, is a complete delight to the ears.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mantova Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Piano Concerto no 17: II. Andante
Piano Concerto no 27: III. Allegro

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