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Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 449, 488, 503
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Vlach, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 449, 488, 503
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Vlach, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Ivan Moravec
Title: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 449, 488, 503
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Label: Supraphon
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 11/29/2005
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Keyboard
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099925380922

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If this were ClassicsToday, 10/8. Quite good!
Samuel Stephens | TN, USA | 06/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you were hesitant to purchase this CD because of of the lack of reviews, fear no more. I bought this CD, and my one-sentence summary is: it's good!

Ivan Moravec is a great pianist, and he's recorded two of these works before. The earliest work here, Piano Concerto No.14 is a little bland in inspiration, but the other two are among Mozart's late piano concerto masterpieces. The interpretations by Moravec, Josef Vlach and the Czech PO and Czech CO are somewhat thicker in orchestral texture than the period-instrument performances. But thankfully, Mozart was a composer whose music fit well in either small or large ensembles, and so there is no complaint in that department. It's just a matter of preference.

The sound is a tad boxy, and if I were a ClassicsToday reviewer I would give this CD a 10/8. 10 for the artistic quality, and 8 for the sound.

There are plenty of recordings of this music, but don't let the crowded market keep you from investigating this very great team of Supraphon's."
A sublime Mozartian interpreter!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 11/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ivan Moravec confirms once ore why he is a so admired pianist all over the world with his impressive musicianship and refined style.

The performance of the Piano Concerto 23 is simply extraordinary. The poetic approach given by him in the second movement is peerless. And I would dare to affirm this is my desert island choice, even over passing the famous version of Kempff- Leitner.

The Piano Concerto 14 is overwhelming played too and the Piano Concerto 25 is expansive and mesmerizing and if not by Paul Badura - Skoda performance this would be my everlasting selection.

In sum, a remarkable album that consolidates again the supreme talent of Ivan Moravec.
Un nº 23 dramatiquement éblouissant ! ! !
Pierre Burthey | Portland, Oregon | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"La discographie du concerto pour piano nº23/K.488 est bien chargée et parmi la vingtaine d'enregistrements de ma cd-thèque, c'est cette version que je sauverai en cas d'incendie. Bien sûr il y a Pollini/Böhm, Perahia, Schiff/Vegh, Barenboim, Uchida (2009), Moravec encore avec Marriner en 97, tous magnifiques et bien couplés.. Mais les 8'15" de l' Adagio par Ivan Moravec en 1974 avec le Philharmonique tchèque et Josef Vlach sont un pur bonheur, intense, dramatique et jamais mièvre ou "sucré". Ahh si le silence pouvait se prolonger avant d'enchaîner sur le III (Allegro assai) !. Il est bien difficile après de revenir aux 6'02" de Kempff/Leitner. Le couplage avec les nº14 et nº25 est intéressant, surtout le K.503. Mais quel malheur pour nous que Monsieur Moravec n'ait pas enregistré les concertos nº18/K.456 nº27/K.595 et surtout le fabuleux nº22/K.482...
Peut-être, à bientôt 80 ans, peut-on encore espérer..."