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    I think it's about time I get into Mozart. What are some of the best recordings of his piano concertos?

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    The first two albums I would get are:

    Geza Anda's classic recording for the movie Elvira Madigan

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    and of course Grimaud's superb recording on DG:

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    Perahia or Uchida for the entire set on modern piano.

    Van Immerseel or Bilson for complete fortepiano sets.

    Peter and Rudolf Serkin for individual recordings.

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    Then later on get the Giliels collaboration which is very cool!

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    OP: We are both in Florida. Who ya gonna trust?

    Of course, you are always free to tell me "Sorry. Declined!"
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    This set I would recommend without hesitation, it can be had for very little money now and is great place to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    OP: We are both in Florida. Who ya gonna trust?

    Of course, you are always free to tell me "Sorry. Declined!"

    I was thinking Perahia anyway. But the Anda set seems promising as well. I'll just have to go with both.....but I'll probably buy Perahia first.

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    I agree with hpowers. I'd check out Perahia:



    Through Amazon's Marketplace Dealers you can pick up this set... one of the absolute finest... for less than $20 US.



    Uchida's set is a fine alternative. She's been performing/conducting these with leading orchestras around the world for some time now.



    The Gardiner/Bilson set is a fine HIP performance if your taste leans that way.



    The Robert Casadesus set with George Szell offers a nice selection of the later concertos.



    The Clifford Curzon set with the English Chamber Orchestra is also excellent.
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    Brendel with Sir Neville Marriner was my first exposure to the concertos... and it remains a worthy favorite.







    Right now these Richard Brautigam recordings on BIS are becoming a real favorite.
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    Again like anything else, I think that multiple Mozart recordings is a wonderful idea. So many interpretations.

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    Perahia with English Chamber Orchestra is a very solid set. Here are a few others that might be of interest for the various concertos:

    Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchestra (4)
    Uchida/Tate/English Chamber Orchestra (22)
    Trifonov/Biron/Israel Camerata (23)
    Schiff/Vegh/Camerata Salzburg (25)
    Pires/Pinnock/English Chamber Orchestra (27)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declined View Post
    I was thinking Perahia anyway. But the Anda set seems promising as well. I'll just have to go with both.....but I'll probably buy Perahia first.
    Should be available at a decent price. This set's been out there for a long time.

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    Two sets I like, one modern, one HIP.



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    Brendel with Sir Neville Marriner was my first exposure to the concertos... and it remains a worthy favorite.







    Right now these Richard Brautigam recordings on BIS are becoming a real favorite.
    The Brendel/Marriner set was also how I was introduced to Mozart's Piano Concertos, and also hold a fond place in my heart. Perahia is also quite good - I borrowed that set once from my library - I have always meant to buy a copy of my own.

    Other than one lone Immerseel album, I don't have any HIP Mozart PC recordings. I keep meaning to, and have been eyeing the Brautigam set. I have his recording of the complete piano sonatas, as well as an album of him performing Haydn's solo keyboard works, and really enjoy his performances. I may need to start looking into these BIS recordings.

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    Immerseel's Beethoven symphony set is great. But his Mozart PC set is $125 on Amazon......anywhere I can get it cheaper?

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