Mozart Piano Concertos

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Mozart
Piano Concertos:
No.9 in E flat, K271 (Jeunehomme)
No.19 in F, K459
No.21 in C, K467
No.23 in A, K488
No.27 in B flat, K595


Reviewed by: Colin Anderson

Reviewed: April 2007
CD No: EMI 3 81793 2 (2 CDs)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Eschenbach’s integration of piano and orchestra is notable in these stylish and vivid accounts, the pianist’s crisp articulation revealing phrase, run and accents with acumen and spirit. The ‘Elvira Madigan’ slow movement (K467) is given full Romantic shape and bloom. Eschenbach plays Mozart’s cadenzas or, in absentia, writes his own. The A major and B flat concertos are especially persuasive.

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