Anderszewski, Piotr

Mozart Piano Concertos 25 & 27

26 Jan 2018

Barcode: 0190295724221

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Other participants: Chamber Orchestra of Europe

This pairing of concertos Nos 25 and 27, recorded with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, is Piotr Anderszewski’s third Warner Classics album of Mozart concertos. “In Mozart I tend to prefer to direct from the keyboard,” he explains, “His concertos are like chamber works ... The piano is in dialogue with the orchestra, conversing and interacting all the time. The two works are very different… No 25 is very grand, complex and sophisticated; No 27, Mozart’s final piano concerto, is in a major key, but underneath it I sense an incredible sadness… It always amazes me how deep this music is.”

"It is the intimacy of his rapport with the wind soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe that makes this issue so special. His pristine fingerwork is always at the service of the score in continuous dialogue with the orchestral musicians, but he brings personal touches to these frequently recorded pieces...One listens with refreshed ears to this familiar music. The soloist provides his own stylish cadenza to the opening allegro maestoso of the C Major." -Album of the Week, The Sunday Times

"There are so many moments here that bring a smile to a jaded Mozartian’s face: little holdings back, touches of ornamentation, that magical moment in K595’s slow movement where the piano’s song is shadowed only by flute and violins, exquisitely done here. You may be getting the impression that I rather like this record." -Gramophone Editor's Choice