Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 27.
- 90th Anniversary Concert. Recorded at the Salle Pleyel, Paris.
After 53 years as the legendary pianist of the Beaux-Arts trio (from 1955 to 2008), Menahem Pressler is now enjoying an incredible time, which is bringing him back to the solo piano career he enjoyed much earlier in his lifetime, after he won the Debussy competition.
On the occasion of his 90th Birthday, Mr. Pressler celebrates with Paavo Jarvi and the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel in Paris performing Mozart piano concertos numbers 23 and 27 as well as Debussy’s “Clair de lune”.
The selections on this recording are:
- Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
- Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
- Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595
Performed by Menahem Pressler (piano), with the Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi conducting.
Here is an extract from the wonderful second movement of the Mozart Concerto for Piano n°23 – Adagio– with pianist M. Pressler and conductor P. Järvi:
And here is Mr. Pressler, performing the Mozart Concerto #27 (The last concerto Mozart composed):
Tags: Menachem Pressler, Mozart, concert #23, Concerto #27, Orchestre de Paris, Paavo Järvi