Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467; Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K537 (Coronation)

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COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: Philips Solo
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467; Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K537 (Coronation)
PERFORMER: Alfred Brendel (piano)Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
CATALOGUE NO: 456 661-2 ADD
Brendel’s Mozart engages the intellect as readily as it enraptures the ear. His account of K467 displays controlled virtuosity and alluring sensitivity, underscoring the hidden subtleties and harmonic tensions within this concerto. His ‘solution’ to the problems posed by the incomplete left-hand part in the slow movement of the Coronation concerto, K537, are entirely plausible, and the performance is serenely majestic. Dutiful support from Marriner and the ASMF and sonorous recorded sound make this offering unmissable. Michael Jameson

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