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Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K491
Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K503
Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K537 (Coronation)
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe (K491 & K537)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti

Recorded 1977 (K503 & K595) and 1985
CD No: DECCA 478 2420 (2 CDs)
Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes
Reviewed: July 2010
July 2010. K491 and K537 never issued – full explanation as to why in the booklet – both have an enjoyment and spontaneity not always found in the studio. K503 and K595 find Georg Solti leading a vivid, bold and precise orchestral complement to Alicia de Larrocha’s subtle, colourful and dynamic playing. Old-fashioned, time-taken Mozart, expressive, romantic and often exquisite: don’t miss!


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