Mozart: Great Piano Concertos / Uchida, Kocsis, Lupu, Previn, Ashkenazy, Zacharias

Release Date: 3/26/2013
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 2001038
Number of Discs: 4

Physical Format:

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This box includes 14 of Mozart’s most significant piano concertos. Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and quickly replaced by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. All the performances are filmed 1989-1990 on the original places of Mozart’s journeys and follow his musical development with reference to his piano concertos.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 6 hours 34 mins
No. of DVDs: 4
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1777 ; Salzburg, Austria
2. Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Homero Francesch (Piano)
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F major, K 37 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Heidrun Holtmann (Piano)
Conductor: Marc Andreae
Period: Classical
Written: 1767 ; Salzburg, Austria
5. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, K 41 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Heidrun Holtmann (Piano)
Conductor: Marc Andreae
Period: Classical
Written: 1767 ; Salzburg, Austria
6. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi di Praga
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: André Previn (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Concerto for Piano no 6 in B flat major, K 238 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
9. Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ivan Klansky (Piano)
Conductor: Jirí Belohlávek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi di Praga
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Concerto for Piano no 5 in D major, K 175 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Malcolm Frager (Piano)
Conductor: Marc Andreae
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; Salzburg, Austria
12. Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
13. Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dezsö Ránki (Piano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Alexander Madzar (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
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