MOZART Piano Concertos Nos. 17 + 21 / Pires, Abbad


Piano Concertos
No. 17 KV 453 · No. 21 KV 467
Maria João Pires
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Claudio Abbado
Int. Release 01 Nov. 1995
1 CD / Download
0289 439 9412 5

Track List

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major, K.453

Cadenzas: W. A. Mozart

Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467

Cadenza: Rudolf Serkin

Maria João Pires, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 56:26

I have only praise for the performance [of the Piano Concerto No. 21], Pires delivers it in a redeemingly Mozartian way. There is no obvious alternative coupling for these two concertos, and if there were it would have to be of remarkable quality to better this outstanding new disc.

This could be the disc I take away to my desert island. Despite the wonderful instrumental playing here, I was always drawn to how Mozart, my favourite composer, sounded in the hands of my favourite conductor. In a word: sublime.