MOZART Piano 24 - 27 de Larrocha


Piano Concertos
No. 24 KV 491 · No. 25 KV 503
No. 26 KV 537 · No. 27 KV 595
Alicia de Larrocha
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Georg Solti
Int. Release 05 Jul. 2010
2 CDs / Download
CD ADD / DDD 0289 478 2420 6 DX 2

Track List

CD 1: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.24-27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor, K.491

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K.537 "Coronation"

Alicia de Larrocha, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:02:57

CD 2: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.24-27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Flat Major, K. 595

Alicia de Larrocha, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:05:30

Alicia de Larrocha maintained a fine repute for her chastity and taste in performance, her relatively small stature and small hands having been surmounted by a big imagination and a lifetime of stretching exercises. Her penchant for the clear, plastic line made her a natural Mozart exponent, and in these four virtuoso concertos none so well accommodates her fluency and rhythmic vitality as the under-rated "Coronation" Concerto in D Major . . . we have a set that bears repeated musical scrutiny for profoundly aerial pleasures, intellectual and emotional.

Larrocha's agility (particularly left-hand) is remarkable, as are her preternaturally even trills.

Larrocha's pearly toned, lightly pedalled touch and the way she can taper a phrase ending to resemble musical speech . . .

. . . perfectly listenable . . .

Weich abgefedert, fast romantisch verklärt bei ihr [Alicia de Larrocha], gewohnt straff und knusprig bei ihm [Georg Solti]. Das mischt sich ausgleichend, vor allem im festlichen "Krönungskonzert" Nr. 26. Ihre Domäne sind die verträumt dahinfließenden Larghetto-Mittelsätze, er legt bei Allegro und Allegretto richtig los. Vor allem haben diese Aufnahmen von beiden das eingefangen, was auch in der Klassik seltener wird: Persönlichkeit.

Des inédits de Larrocha et Solti, voilà qui fait plaisir . . .