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Mozart: Piano Concertos 14 & 20 / Myra Hess, Bruno Walter


Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 275   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Myra Hess
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[This CD] contains markedly significant historical material that does credit to all the artists involved, especially Bruno Walter. The two concertos played by Myra Hess (both drawn in two releases from the same, generally good—though cough-ridden—tapes of FM broadcasts of New York Philharmonic concerts) are a study in contrasts. K. 449 (January 17, 1954), if more relaxed and less vibrant than, say, the magnificent Rudolf Serkin-Alexander Schneider collaboration, has an elegance, bubbly buoyancy, touching lyricism, and impish humor found in all too few performances of the work. Listen, for example, to Hess's projection of the finale and discover a pianist who understands the sublimity of Mozartean comedy. On the other hand, K. 466 is rather Read more labored and excessively brooding, in many respects an echo of the studio recording of the work made by Walter in 1936 as pianist and conductor.

-- Mortimer H. Frank, FANFARE [3/1990] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Myra Hess (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1954 
Venue:  New York, NY 
2. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Myra Hess (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/04/1956 
Venue:  New York, NY 

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