Mozart Piano Concertos, Vol. 1
"Disc of the Week" by KBAQ
WQXR "Featured Album of the Week"
With this specially-priced set of Mozart's final four piano concertos (two-discs for the price of one), the brilliant Vassily Primakov embarks on a complete cycle of the Mozart piano concertos in collaboration with Denmark's Odense Symphony Orchestra, led by American conductor, Scott Yoo. Primakov's recent recordings on CD and DVD have generated great excitement in the international music press. Of his Chopin Concertos (BRIDGE 9278) critic Marc Medwin wrote ?Primakov's readings of these concertos invoke shades of Martha Argerich with Charles Dutoit, and of Krystian Zimerman's late-1990s Deutsche Grammophon traversal, but lacking the former's hectic air and the latter's fussiness. Primakov's virtuosity is tempered by his attention to detail, in which his approach might be compared favorably to Arthur Rubinstein's stereo RCA versions. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty...one of the great Chopin recordings of recent times."
Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Concerto No. 26 in D major ?Coronation?, K. 537
Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595