Mozart: Piano Concertos #12 & 13 / Nagano, Celia Q
Here is young pianist Karin Kei Nagano’s first recording where she offers an exquisite performance of Mozart’s piano concertos nos. 12 & 13. She is here accompanied by the Cecilia String Quartet. This pair of piano concertos from 1782 is among the first such works Mozart composed after moving from Salzburg to Vienna in order to pursue his career as an independent artist. Mozart himself authorized performances of the pieces a Quattro, by a pianist with string quartet accompaniment. Mozart described these concertos as “a happy medium between what is too easy and too difficult...” Refined and innovative!