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MCO, Leif Ove Andsnes: Mozart in Salzburg

Author: Accentus Music

Mozart's great piano concertos and the "Prague Symphony" with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Salzburg.

  • Leif Ove Andsnes | Copyright: © Helge Hansen/Sony Music Entertainment

    Leif Ove Andsnes © Helge Hansen/Sony Music Entertainment

  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes | Copyright: © Südtirol Meran

    Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes © Südtirol Meran

Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their collaborative exploration of Mozart's great piano concertos and their surroundings. This large-scale project is receiving acclaim in the most prestigious concert halls as well as award-winning results in the recording studio. In the Great Hall of the Mozarteum, attention is now focused on works composed in 1785/86 that are characterized by ambiguous twilight and expressive instability: It begins with the great E-flat major Piano Concerto KV 482 with its heartbreaking Andante in C minor, a set of variations that had to be repeated at the premiere; carries over to the carries over to the "Prague Symphony," which evokes the juxtaposition of D major and D minor found in "Don Giovanni"; and concludes with the singularly plaintive chromaticism of the C minor Piano Concerto, KV 491 – all testaments to Mozart as arguably the first Romantic composer.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto in E-flat major for piano and orchestra KV 482
Symphony in D major KV 504 "Prague Symphony"
Concerto in C minor for piano and orchestra KV 491

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor and piano
Matthew Truscott, concertmaster and conductor

Recorded live at Great Hall, Mozarteum

A production of Accentus Music
In coproduction with WDR/Arte

Production Company Accentus Music
Co-Production Company WDR/Arte

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