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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 12 / Belohlavek, Bartos, Dolezal Quartet, Czech Phil


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4234  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jan Bartos
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic OrchestraDolezal String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jan Bartos is one of my most impressive and most exciting young colleagues. In Jan Bartos, virtuosity is coupled with deeply serious musicianship.'' When such appreciation is voiced by the legendary pianist Alfred Brendel, we should pick up our ears. In addition to Brendel, Bartos has been most markedly influenced by his friend and teacher, the phenomenal Czech pianist Ivan Moravec. Numerous accolades from international competiions, acclaimed performances at major concert venues all over the world and collaboration with renowned orchestras and conductors have been further milestones on Bartos's journey through th emusical landscape. With regard to the two mentors, his having opted for Mozart's music for his Supraphon debut album comes as no Read more surprise. Although referred to by some as ''naive'' and ''overly simple'', Jan Bartos uncovers the deepest layers of the architecture of and the emotions encoded in Mozart's works. Together with the conductor, the late Jiri Belohlavek, teh pianist guides the listener through the ominous, demonc even, Concerto in D minor like through a mystery story. The more joyous nature of the Concerto in A major is further highlighted by the transparent texture of its chamber version for string quartet. The two concertos unveil the nooks and crannies of Mozart's multi-layered music, in a top-notch performance quality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jan Bartos (Piano)
Conductor:  Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jan Bartos (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dolezal String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

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