Mozart’s pianos

Mozart: Concertos for 2 and 3 Pianos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart contributed to the development of virtually every style of musical composition, and he is as well known for his instrumental music, as well as for his sacred works and operas.

The Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra K365 contains a lot of wonderful musical ideas that the composer weaves into this piece. And we hear a lot of interplay between orchestra and the soloists.

During the 1770’s Mozart composed the Concerto for 3 Pianos and Orchestra in F K242. The work was written to be played by Mozart and his sister, and its amazing interplay between the soloists and various passages of fast finger work are typical of Mozart’s style.

Here are the selections on this CD:

Mozart:

  • Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365

Zoltán Kocsis & Dezsö Ránki (piano)
Hungarian State Orchestra, János Ferencsik

  • Concerto for Three Pianos & Orchestra, K242

Zoltán Kocsis, Dezsö Ránki & András Schiff (pianos)
Hungarian State Orchestra, János Ferencsik

  • Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Annerose Schmidt (piano)
Dresdner Philharmonie, Kurt Masur

  • Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386

Annerose Schmidt (piano)
Dresdner Philharmonie, Kurt Masur

Here are Georg Solti and Murray Perahia in Mozart’s Concerto for 2 Pianos, third movement:

 

http://youtu.be/ROuvJJoEPt4

 

And next I have for you Mozart Concert for 3 pianos:

 

 

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