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Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Piotr Anderszewski
Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Piotr Anderszewski
Title: Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 2/7/2006
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Keyboard
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 094634469623

CD Reviews

Richard Nilsen of The Arizona Republic says....
Gail J. Edwards | Sedona, AZ | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The hell with good taste: For all of us tired of pianists of such objectivity and refinement -- the Murray Perahias and Andras Schiffs --that you doubt there is a human being involved in the performance, we seem to be entering a new age of piano playing: Along with Leif Ove Andsness and Mikhail Pletnev, Piotr Anderszewski gives us piano playing with real personality. This is his second Mozard disc and his D-minor concerto is full-blooded and large-boned. Mozart had something to say, and Anderszewski says it: flat out, full speed, all stops open. Reminds one of the days of Serkin, Kempff or Tureck. Only some weak string playing in the G-major concerto keeps this from the highest recommendation." Richard Nilsen"
D-minor Mozart
F. W. Brownlow | Holyoke, Massachusetts | 01/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can see why some people won't like this, but after all Mozart did compose "Don Giovanni," and a pianist needs to approach K.466 with the opera in mind.
Even so, I've never much liked the concerto, but Anderszewski plays it with a grandeur, urgency, and lyricism that, for me anyway, transform the piece. I'd like to think that this is how Liszt would have played it, on a day when he resisted every temptation to tinker with the details."
Great performance
Leszek Strzelecki | Beltsville, MD United States | 09/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After listening several times to Anderszewski's interpretations of Mozart's two piano concertos on this album this much is clear to me: his technique is impeccable, his command of music clear and firm both as a soloist and as an orchestra conductor. Nothing is coincidental here, unintentional or missed.

One may disagree with Anderszewski's interpretation of Mozart but who knows for sure how Mozart himself wanted his compositions to be played? Anderszewski's playing seems to go way beyond the established "conventional wisdom" of Mozart's sound: clean, harmonious and polite. His playing is more than that, is also lively, energetic and youthful. And I like it.

I read Anderszewski refuses to make studio recordings. All recordings are 'on-stage', live. Undoubtedly well rehearsed, nevertheless, it seems quite an achievement to play so clean and so clear with no errors that I could detect in a single take.

Very highly, enthusiastically recommended.