Janina’s Mozart


  • Concertos Nos. 13 and 14 (chamber version)

In Mozart’s day it was very common for piano concertos to be played in the home with a string quartet taking the place of the full orchestra. The two concertos on this CD– No. 13 in C, K415, and No. 14 in E-flat, K449 — have wind instruments in their orchestral guise, but Mozart arranged them for publication with string quartet (without winds) as well.

This recording uses those arrangements, but adds a double bass to strengthen the bass line, another commonly used practice. Neither of these concertos is often heard in live concerts for some reason, perhaps because there are so many Mozart piano concertos and certain others have become such favorites that they predominate in the concert hall.

Here are the tracks on this CD:


  • Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

(arr. for piano and string quintet)
Performed by Janina Fialkowska (piano), with the Chamber Players of Canada

  • Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449

(arr. for piano and string quintet)
Performed by Janina Fialkowska (piano), with the Chamber Players of Canada

  • Variations (12) on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’ in C major, K265

Performed by Janina Fialkowska (piano)

  • Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’

Performed by the Chamber Players of Canada

Recently awarded Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award 2012 for Lifetime Achievement in Classical Music, pianist Janina Fialkowska presents her second Mozart CD with these two rarely heard Mozart concertos.

Based in Ottawa, The Chamber Players of Canada is a group made up of some of the best musicians from across Canada.

Here is what the Financial Times, wrote recently:

“Fialkowska’s treatment is crystalline and unsentimentalised, lending the music a spontaneous fluency that is invigorating”

Here is Janina Fialkowska playing Chopin’s Nocturne in B major Op.62, No.1



Here is Janina Fialkowska playing three waltzes of Chopin:



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