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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 27

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  • Richard Goode, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and conductor Iván Fischer tour the US with music from their Nonesuch recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos for the first time. The all-Beethoven program, which varies from night to night, pairs either concerto No. 2 or 4 with two symphonies per night, from among No. 1, 5, 8, and 9. The concerts begin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this Saturday, followed by Lincoln Center in New York City, Chicago Symphony Center, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, and Boston Symphony Hall.

  • The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA has announced its 2015–16 season, and featured among the artists performing this season are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Randy Newman, Sam Amidon, Richard Goode, and Rokia Traoré. The season also includes works by Steve Reich, as part of a celebration of choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, and the West Coast premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.

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    The longstanding collaboration between pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, critically acclaimed both in live performance and on CD, continues with this recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595. This disc marks their fourth in a series of recordings of Mozart’s piano concertos for the label.

    The selections on this recording typify the wealth of inspiration and sheer diversity to be found in the mature Mozart concertos. Widely considered to be among Mozart’s most original in the genre, the Piano Concerto No. 19 (1784) contains elements of opera buffa, Baroque counterpoint, and sheer pianistic virtuosity. The Piano Concerto No. 27 (1791), Mozart’s last piano concerto, though composed when he had only 11 months to live and was already ill, is full of childlike spontaneity, optimism, and humor. It ranks with The Magic Flute as one of his most profound masterpieces.

    The Goode/Orpheus Mozart project has received widespread international recognition since the release of their first Grammy-nominated CD in 1997. That disc received Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Month award in April 1997 and was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year. The New York Times described Goode’s performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, on the inaugural disc, as “temperamental and dramatic … a darkly Beethovenian interpretation of one of Mozart’s most Beethovenian works.” Goode’s second recording in this series, which includes Mozart concertos Nos. 25 and 9, was described by David Mermelstein of the New York Times as "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making. Mr. Goode is an esteemed artist, technically adept and intellectually rigorous …On this disk, his efforts are a constant joy.” The third release in the series, a recording of the Mozart concertos Nos. 23 and 24, was described by The New Yorker as “intense performances of profound pieces.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Max Wilcox
    Recorded April 1-3, 1996 at Manhattan Center, New York, NY
    Recording Engineers: Max Wilcox and Paul Zinman
    Assistant Recording Engineers: His-Ling Chang, Nelson Wong, Matthias Schwab, and Yvonne Law

    All compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Design: Carol Bobolts / Red Herring Design
    Photographs: John Halpern

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

     

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The longstanding collaboration between pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, critically acclaimed both in live performance and on CD, continues with this recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595. This disc marks their fourth in a series of recordings of Mozart’s piano concertos for the label.

Description: 

The longstanding collaboration between pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, critically acclaimed both in live performance and on CD, continues with this recording of Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595. This disc marks their fourth in a series of recordings of Mozart’s piano concertos for the label.

The selections on this recording typify the wealth of inspiration and sheer diversity to be found in the mature Mozart concertos. Widely considered to be among Mozart’s most original in the genre, the Piano Concerto No. 19 (1784) contains elements of opera buffa, Baroque counterpoint, and sheer pianistic virtuosity. The Piano Concerto No. 27 (1791), Mozart’s last piano concerto, though composed when he had only 11 months to live and was already ill, is full of childlike spontaneity, optimism, and humor. It ranks with The Magic Flute as one of his most profound masterpieces.

The Goode/Orpheus Mozart project has received widespread international recognition since the release of their first Grammy-nominated CD in 1997. That disc received Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Month award in April 1997 and was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year. The New York Times described Goode’s performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, on the inaugural disc, as “temperamental and dramatic … a darkly Beethovenian interpretation of one of Mozart’s most Beethovenian works.” Goode’s second recording in this series, which includes Mozart concertos Nos. 25 and 9, was described by David Mermelstein of the New York Times as "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making. Mr. Goode is an esteemed artist, technically adept and intellectually rigorous …On this disk, his efforts are a constant joy.” The third release in the series, a recording of the Mozart concertos Nos. 23 and 24, was described by The New Yorker as “intense performances of profound pieces.”

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Max Wilcox
Recorded April 1-3, 1996 at Manhattan Center, New York, NY
Recording Engineers: Max Wilcox and Paul Zinman
Assistant Recording Engineers: His-Ling Chang, Nelson Wong, Matthias Schwab, and Yvonne Law

All compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Design: Carol Bobolts / Red Herring Design
Photographs: John Halpern

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

 

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79608

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