Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 2

Mozart Piano Concertos Vol 2

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Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Hyperion Records CDA67919

Angela Hewitt turns to two of Mozart’s greatest and most popular concertos for her latest album. Together with her frequent collaborators, the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova and brilliant Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, she presents these works in performances which are both elegantly stylish and profoundly felt. This release is completed by a personal reflection on the music by Hewitt herself in the accompanying booklet.

Angela Hewitt (piano), Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

Piano Concerto No 17 in G major K453(30’10)

1. Allegro (12’21)
2. Andante (9’49)
3. Allegretto – Presto (8’00)

Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major K595 (29’09)

4. Allegro (13’23)
5. Larghetto (6’01)
6. Allegro (9’45)

‘The Andante of K453 evokes the finest in Hewitt, its trajectory exposed through pathos and proud gesture, the pauses treated as silences to generate expectancy for daring harmonic modulations. That’s model musicianship’ (Gramophone)

‘The sound is wonderfully clean and focused, with an ideal balance between Hewitt’s customary Fazioli piano and the orchestra’ (The Daily Telegraph)

‘… The sparkling G major Concerto K453, where Hewitt displays her pianistic talents to full advantage. Particularly enjoyable are the concluding variations… in which she seems completely at one with the alert playing of the Mantua Chamber Orchestra under Hannu Lintu’ (BBC Music Magazine)

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