Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K459; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595; Piano Sonata in F, K280

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COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: DG Originals
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K459; Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595; Piano Sonata in F, K280
PERFORMER: Clara Haskil (piano); Berlin PO, Bavarian State Orchestra/Ferenc Fricsay
CATALOGUE NO: 449 722-2 ADD
The line between artful simplicity and artless tedium is surprisingly fine, but Haskil, an artist to her flawless fingertips, never crosses it. Connoisseurs of classy Mozart playing will doubtless already have these performances in one format or another. Others should lose no time in acquiring this very special reissue. The subtlety and grace of Haskil’s playing defy analysis and imitation alike, but it would be wrong to throw all the bouquets her way. Fricsay, too, excels, and DG’s remastering is exemplary. Jeremy Siepmann

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