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Wolfgang Mozart

K&K 77

Maulbronn Monastery Edition

  • Piano Concerto #17 in G Major, KV453
  • Piano Concerto #23 in A Major, KV488
Christoph Soldan, piano
Capella Istropolitana/Pawel Przytocki
K&K KuK77 59m DDD
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This wonderful disc recorded in the splendor of the Maulbronn Monastery continues to cement K&K's reputation as a purveyor of quality classical music. Their Mozart piano concerto series has so far been quite exquisite on all counts this time with Christoph Soldan at the piano.

KV453 floats along quite merrily, especially in the broad Finale which has the Capella Istropolitana playing like angels, ably directed by Pawel Przytocki. The same goes for KV488, one of the miracles of Mozart's piano concertos which can easily hold its own with former greats in the genre such as Wilhelm Kempff and Géza Anda.

My only gripe in this series is the paucity of notes which accompany the issues otherwise both recording and interpretation are of impeccable quality throughout. Those who are collecting this fine series really need not hesitate in any way and should go ahead with purchasing this new issue.

Copyright © 2009, Gerald Fenech

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