Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23
- Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
- Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459
- Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene, K505
The singer is Mojca Erdmann, Soprano
- Performed by Hélène Grimaud (piano), with the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Hélène Grimaud considers the concerto in A – major “probably the most sublime concerto Mozart ever wrote”, with a slow movement that is “an extremely deep and painful expression of longing, where you find the real Mozart.”
The concerto in F major K459 is somewhat less well-known, but with a very special vitality and a virtuosic finale that is for Grimaud, “pure pianistic pleasure”.
This album also includes the beautiful concert aria for orchestra, soprano and piano ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te’, sung by Mojca Erdmann. The aria was Mozart’s musical declaration of love to the British soprano Nancy Storace, his Susanna in the world premiere of “Le nozze di Figaro”.
Here’s a video of this amazing music:
Tags: Helene Grimaud, Mozart, Piano concerto