Mozart: Piano Concertos, Volume 2
- Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413
- Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
- Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 ‘Elvira Madigan’
Performed by Vassily Primakov, piano, with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Simon Gaudenz conducting.
When Vol. 1 of this series was issued, it received outstanding notices, comparing it to the finest recorded Mozart CD’s.
Now we have Volume 2, which includes two of Mozart’s greatest creations- the dramatic D minor concerto, number 20, and the wonderful C major concerto, No. 21. Also on the same CD is the charming F major concerto, K. 413.
I listened to some samples of this new recording, and I found it to sparkle! The tempi seemed brisk and the clarity of the playing was excellent.
“The piano playing is of exceptional quality: refined, multi-colored, elegant of phrase and immaculately balanced, both in itself and in relation to the effortlessly stylish orchestra. By almost every objective criterion, Vassily Primakov is a Mozartian to the manner born, fit to stand as a role model to a new generation.”
…………..BBC Music Magazine
Here is Vassily Primakov playing Brahms’ Intermezzo No. 1 in E-Flat Major:
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