Piotr Anderszewski / Chamber Orchestra of Europe Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 27 – AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 27

Among the hundreds of recordings of late Mozart piano concertos on the market, including many of this particular pairing, this one of Poland's Piotr Anderszewski at the keyboard and conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is a major standout. Though played on a modern piano, it brings together several trends that have lately been explored in historical-performance recordings, and the result, especially in the Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503, is a vast canvas teeming with details, perfectly controlled. Anderszewski applies interpretive freedom to the piano part without breaking the boundaries of the style: sample the finale of the C major concerto, where the pairs of chords that end the phrases of piano passagework are treated slightly differently each time. He leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the piano, and here he .....

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