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Mozart: Piano Concertos 21 & 24 / Istomin, Schwarz, Seattle


Release Date: 03/12/1996 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 68   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eugene Istomin
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This selection is a High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) recording.

"Yes, a lovely recording, pervaded by a sense of relaxed intimacy. Moreover, Prof. Johnson has captured the power of the tuttis and crescendos with startling vividness. A hard balancing act to pull off, to be sure, but aided here by the personal nature of the dialog between Istomin and the Seattle. The piano sounds almost meltingly sweet; the rousing contrast provided by the orchestra saves it from being too much of a good thing. Without question, the most musical, and musically engaging, HDCD-encoded disc to date."
— Wes Phillips, STEREOPHILE
This selection is a High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) recording.

"Yes, a lovely recording, pervaded by a sense of relaxed intimacy. Moreover, Prof. Johnson has captured the power of the tuttis and crescendos with startling vividness. A hard balancing act to pull off, to be sure, but aided here by the personal nature of the dialog between Istomin and the Seattle. The piano sounds almost meltingly sweet; the rousing contrast provided by the orchestra saves it from being too much of a good thing. Without question, the most musical, and musically engaging, HDCD-encoded disc to date."
— Wes Phillips, STEREOPHILE
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1995 
Venue:  St. Thomas Center, Bothell, Washington 
Length: 28 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eugene Istomin (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1995 
Venue:  St. Thomas Center, Bothell, Washington 
Length: 31 Minutes 25 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": III. Allegro vivace assai
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491: III. Allegretto

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