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Mozart - The Late Piano Concertos, Part 2

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This week, Vinyl’s Revenge resumes a thread we first explored a few years back – sharing tracks from a Time-Life Records anthology set called “Mozart: The Late Piano Concertos”.

In past installments, we shared concertos 18, 21, 22 and 25. In a pair of posts this Fall, we will share the remaining concertos, thanks to the addition of these works to YouTube through their partnership with the major record labels.

Piano concerto #19 is part of Ashkenazy’s Decca mid- to Late 1970s anthology with the Philharmonia (as both soloist and conductor). Piano Concerto #27 was part of the same 1978 release by Alicia de Larrocha with Georg Solti conducting the London Philharmonic from which the box set also used the companion concerto #25.

The final concerto this week is part of the partial set of Mozart concertos Clifford Curzon recorded with Istvan Kertesz and the London Symphony in the mid-1960’s. Concerto #23 featured today was part of the same Decca release as Concerto #24 (featured in the installment I am planning later this Fall).

Happy Listening

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No. 19 In F Major, K. 459
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conducting from the keyboard

Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K. 488
Sir Clifford Curzon, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész, conducting

Piano Concerto No. 27 In B Flat Major, K. 595
Alicia De Larrocha, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti , conducting

Time Life Records ‎– STL M01
Format: 5 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation Box Set
Released: 1979

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