Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488; Piano Sonata in C, K545

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COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: EMI Eminence
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467; Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488; Piano Sonata in C, K545
PERFORMER: ECO/Daniel Barenboim (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-EMX 2254 ADD/DDD (1965-85)
These concerto performances were recorded by Barenboim in the mid-Sixties, during his first traversal of the complete Mozart cycle for EMI. Revisiting Barenboim’s pristine, elevated accounts of two of the most popular works in the series occasions expected nostalgia, and CD transfers (both have appeared in the medium before) are gloriously fresh and detailed. The filler, Mozart’s perennial C major Piano Sonata, K545, was recorded digitally a decade or so ago. Michael Jameson

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