Mozart: Klavierkonzerte 20 & 25 (Live) [+digital booklet]
 
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Mozart: Klavierkonzerte 20 & 25 (Live) [+digital booklet]

10 Feb 2014

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Song Title Artist
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 In C, K.503 - Cadenza: Friedrich Gulda - 1. Allegro maestoso (Live From KKL, Lucerne / 2013) Martha Argerich
14:18
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 In C, K.503 - 2. Andante (Live From KKL, Lucerne / 2013) Martha Argerich
7:01
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 In C, K.503 - 3. Allegretto (Live From KKL, Lucerne / 2013) Martha Argerich
9:22
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, K.466 - Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven - 1. Allegro (Live From KKL, Lucerne / 2013) Martha Argerich
14:04
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, K.466 - 2. Romance Martha Argerich
9:01
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor, K.466 - Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven - 3. Rondo (Allegro assai) (Live From KKL, Lucerne / 2013) Martha Argerich
7:50
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Digital Booklet: Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 In C Major K.503; Piano Concerto No.20 In D Minor K.466 (Live)
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  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
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  • Total Length: 1:01:36
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  • ASIN: B00HZ5WUBA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,162 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Torn between joy and sadness 16 Feb 2014
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It's very hard to write anything like an objective review of this CD, as it is only last month that Abbado passed away - but even despite that, this is very very special music-making. The peerless interpretations, the amazing clarity and sensitivity of the playing (from soloist and orchestra) and the infectious sense of JOY in engaging with two of Mozart's greatest piano concerti (and in K466, some would argue, the greatest) swept me away entirely...and it was only as the breathtaking and exhilarating end of K466 arrived, and the applause and cheering began, that I remembered that Abbado is no longer with us... This is a worthy memorial.
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5.0 out of 5 stars living Mozart in the moment 10 Feb 2014
By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This record is a very apt tribute to Claudio Abbado, given that his recordings with Martha Argerich go back to the Prokofiev/Ravel disc made in 1967. You do not listen to it in a spirit of assessing how good it is, but rather with a sense of sadness at the loss to the music world of such a great figure. He seemed to be one of the pivots of the orchestral world over the last decades, and stood for refinement and a marvellously subtle musicality, recently communicated through his Orchestra Mozart in that composer and Schumann, with superb results. The music-making here is of a very high order, as you would expect; Argerich has an uncanny ability to get down something miraculous on all her live recordings (the D minor here has ecstatic applause), the range of tone and phrasing are completely magical. One thing that can be concretely said is that she plays the last movement of the D minor at an incredible speed - I've never heard it this fast. One imagines the pulse came from her, but Abbado matches her with a sense of long understanding and his direction is full of colour and affirmation of the spirit of the music. The C major also has a big approach to the keyboard, and is one of Mozart's grandest concertos, his own unnamed "Emperor", perhaps. The recording quality fully captures the range of sounds in the orchestra, taking you through the experience second by second - your ear just goes with it. The amalgam of poise and sensuality is so blended, you can only think: this is the real thing. Even the cover photo seems to be a moment of grace; two artists who really do deserve their legendary status, brought together in an instant both timeless and exciting in the highest degree.
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5.0 out of 5 stars End of an era... 10 Feb 2014
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If I were forced or invited to go to a desert island and choose eight records (or discs!) to help with the solitude, Martha Argerich's and Claudio Abbado's classic recording of Prokofiev's 3rd piano concerto would be at the top of the list. This new disc captures the magic that these two artists sparked off each emphasising the tragedy that there will be no more.

There is little I can add to my fellow reviewer, schumann bg's comments, except to say that the disc itself is well presented including the classic photo of Ms. Argerich and Mr. Abbado as they were in the 60's. How times have changed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best 28 Mar 2014
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Amazing.A simply way to see Mozart, like to great musicians like Marta and Claudio. We will gratefull for ever. Thank you Mr. Abbado.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very beautiful recording of Mozart 27 Mar 2014
By CGKent
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Whatever you have so far read about this recording being good could not possibly be an exaggeration. This is truly lovely playing by both Argerich and Abbado at the helm of his orchestra. I've known the C major concerto for more than 40 years but I have never heard it like this before. The grandeur is there as it should be but Argerich knows just how to melt into an altogether more sublime mood, especially in the slow movement and Abbado is right there with her. What gorgeous wind solos to accompany!

As for the D minor concerto, it has all the qualities of a sombre baritone deep in questing thought; delicious! This is dark chocolate music. The scherzo passage in the slow movement may not bite as much as in some recordings but it is all of a piece with the rest of the performance. As for the final few bars with that witty little trumpet riff in the major, it brings out the sunshine as it always should.

Now that Abbado is no longer with us, this is a treasure that I hope will never be out of the catalogue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars two superb artists join forces in divine Mozart 23 April 2014
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The late Claudio Abbado and the incomparable Marga Argerich interpret two of Mozart's most beloved piano concertos with the Luzern Festival Orchestra with truly overwhelming precision, and chamber music like delicacy leaving the listener transported into a realm of celestial beauty, evoking tears of bliss.
Highly recommended
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