Alicia De Larrocha Plays Mozart 6-cd Set

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Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Catalog: 19439709642
Format: CD

Alicia De Larrocha; English Chamber Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; André Previn; Orchestra of St. Luke's

Sony Classical announces another ten releases in its popular series of Classical Masters. This new batch of budget-priced sets contains major recording projects by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians. Alicia de Larrocha will always be remembered as one of the most idiomatic and poetic interpreters of Spanish piano music, but this beloved artist – born in Barcelona in 1923 to two pianists – was hardly less devoted to Mozart. In the 1990s, towards the end of her career, she undertook a series of concerto recordings for RCA with Sir Colin Davis – one of the great Mozartians of his time – conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, formidable Mozart veterans themselves. Now collected for the first time in a 6-album set, these performances were widely admired by music lovers and critics. Gramophone wrote: “In their transparency and vitality these performances are outstanding. Sir Colin’s partnership is affectionate and exemplary [Nos. 25 and 27].” And of their collaboration in Nos. 19 and 27: “Sir Colin’s unforced way with the opening tutti of K 595, his awareness of ‘all passion spent’ is haunting but unobtrusive. Such sensitivity is effortlessly mirrored by Larrocha with her enviable ease, her avoidance of all artifice or attention-seeking dalliance. Few other pianists are more attuned to Mozart’s mix of pain and radiance.”CD 1Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E-flat major “Jeunehomme” K 271Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C major K 467English Chamber Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis conductorCD 2Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 23 in A major K 488Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 24 in C minor K 491English Chamber Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis conductorCD 3Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E-flat major K 482Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 26 in D major “Coronation” K 537English Chamber Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis conductorCD 4Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor K 466Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25 in C major K 503English Chamber Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis conductorCD 5Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 27 in B-flat major K 595Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 19 in F major “2nd Coronation Concerto” K 459English Chamber Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis conductorCD 6Concerto No. 10 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in E-flat major K 365 (316a)André Previn piano & conductor · Orchestra of St. Luke’sSonata for 2 Pianos in D major K 448 (375a)André Previn piano

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