Sunday, 24 August 2008

151. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto no. 25 (1786)


Title: Piano Concertos 21 & 25
Performers: Stephen Kovacevich, London Symphony Orchestra
Director: Colin Davis
Year: 1972
Length: 31 minutes


Yet another Piano concerto by Mr. Mozart, don't worry there's only two left on the list, and if they are all as good as this one I don't really mind. But there has been a bit of monotony on the list, they could just have gotten a good complete recording and made me review that, but no.

So this is a pretty interesting one, it sounds quite grand at the beginning but much like in number 24 there is an element of delicacy added by the piano itself, it is almost fighting the orchestra here, trying to convince it not to be so pompous.

Again, we have a wonderful Mozart concerto, this is no surprise and honestly you should just get them all. The new Barenboim collection is quite cheap if you are wondering, less than 20 pounds on Amazon UK for 10 CDs.

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

K.503 has long been neglected in favor of Mozart’s more “brilliant” concertos, such as K. 467. Though Mozart performed it on several occasions, it was not performed again in Vienna after Mozart’s death until 1934, and it only gained acceptance in the standard repertoire in the later part of the twentieth century. However, it is now regarded as one of Mozart’s greatest works.

The first 9 minutes of the first concerto:

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