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Mozart: Piano Concertos, Vol. 2 / Bavouzet, Tackacs-Nagy, Manchester Camerata


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10958  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Divertimento for String Quartet in D major, K 136 (125a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
3.
Divertimento for String Quartet in F major, K 138 (125c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (Piano)
Conductor:  Gábor Takács-Nagy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Stylish, spirited, sparkling Mozart September 28, 2017 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "The second volume in the new Chandos Mozart Piano Concertos series from Manchester, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, is pretty much what we've come to expect from this combination of superb musicians: stylish, spirited, sparkling Mozart with a real feeling of freshness. Mozart spoke a fair amount in his letters of playing music with taste, but I'm afraid some musicians take that to mean a safe, middle-of-the-road approach that drains the life out of this mercurial music. The last thing one would say about Bavouzet and Takacs-Nagy's Mozart is that it is careful; they take full advantage of the range of musical opportunities Mozart offers the performer, plus some the composer wouldn't have dreamt of, all on the positive side, I hasten to add. These two concertos come at a time when Mozart made a true leap from the delightfully prodigious master of the International Style of the time to a period where his emerging genius began to build rapidly towards the greatness of The Marriage of Figaro and the instrumental works which surround it. This was his Rubber Soul and Revolver period, to speak in the language of The Beatles. It's a time of surprises. I can never listen to the Divertimentos Mozart wrote in Salzburg in 1772 without a smile on my face. This isn't profound music, but it's well-made and designed to do just that: make people feel good. The middle work, K. 137, was included in the first volume of the Chandos series; K. 136 and 138 are added here as fairly substantial bonuses. Takacs-Nagy and the Manchester Camerata absolutely nail this music; it's just like With the Beatles!" Report Abuse
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