Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 24 & 25 / Tryon

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Label: APR
Catalog: APR5640
Format: CD

Valerie Tryon, piano; LSO, Robert Trory (conductor)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491 / Rondo in A major K386 (edition: Tyson & Mackerras) / Piano Concerto No 25 in C major K 503 / Appendix (alternative Hummel cadenza to K491)

Here’s something unexpected from APR - a brand new recording of Mozart Concertos with Valerie Tryon and the LSO! To celebrate Valerie’s 75th birthday this year we have recorded her playing concertos by the composer perhaps closest to her heart, and with the LSO accompanying and the highest production values (Andrew Keener, producer & Simon Eadon, engineer) here is a disc, more than any other, which shows what a hidden treasure we have in the pianism of this neglected artist.
As an added bonus for pianophiles, Valerie has given us the premiere recording of Leopold Godowsky’s cadenza to the C minor concerto. Inauthentic - without a doubt! But fascinating none the less, and those of a timid disposition can replace this with the safer Hummel cadenza which is added to the CD as an appendix. Finally, to complete this well filled disc we have the charming Rondo K386, a work which was long played wthout Mozart’s original ending which was thought lost, these missing pages recently came to light and we have recorded the most up-to-date version of this work, published in 2007.

Price: $19.98