Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595

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COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: Philips Solo
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595
PERFORMER: Alfred Brendel (piano)Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
CATALOGUE NO: 442 391-2 ADD (1972/75)
Brendel, Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields together forge an impeccable partnership in these familiar Mozart concertos. Soundwise, it seems implausible that these recordings were made some twenty years ago; today, in remastered digital sound, Brendel’s playing continues to astonish and enliven at every turn. Mellifluous, chaste and intellectually absorbing, the catalogue still offers no finer versions of either K488, or the enigmatic and autumnal K595, the closing chapter in the greatest concerto cycle ever written. Essential at any price! Michael Jameson

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