Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 24
Catalog: ODE 1414-2
Format: COMPACT DISC
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris; Vogt, Lars
The early death of award-winning pianist and conductor Lars Vogt on September 5; 2022 shocked profoundly the international music world. Some 16 months earlier; already aware of his diagnosis and in the middle of his treatment sessions; the artist had an urgent desire to record a Mozart piano concerto album together with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. He believed that performing these fantastic works that he so much admired would also be the best medicine for his condition. For this Mozart album Lars Vogt coupled two concertos: the early; exuberant Piano Concerto No. 9; ‘Jeunehomme’; written by Mozart in his early 20s; together with the melancholic and nostalgic Piano Concerto No. 24; which is considered by many as Mozart’s greatest piano concerto – a perfect closure to Lars Vogt’s final concerto album.