Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13Analekta
Karin Kei Nagano joins forces with the Cecilia String Quartet, for Mozart - Piano Concertos in A major, K. 414, and C major, K. 415. This pair of attractive and highly crafted piano concertos from 1782 are among the first such works Mozart composed after moving from Salzburg to Vienna in order to pursue his career as an independent artist. The woodwind parts are not structurally essential in these concertos, and Mozart himself authorized performances of the pieces a quattro, by a pianist with string quartet accompaniment, as in the present recording. What is thereby lost in sheer volume of sound can be gained through nuance, and these pieces are very effectively conveyed in the more intimate context of chamber music.
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Karin Kei Nagano | Cecilia String Quartet: Mozart PC is the KDFC 'CD of the Week'
Pianist Karin Kei Nagano was born in Berkeley in 1998(!) She is the daughter of the conductor Kent Nagano and the renowned Japanese pianist Mari Kodama. Following in her parents musical footsteps, Karin has just released a recording of Mozart's Concertos 12 &13. She is joined by the Cecilia String Quartet in Mozart's own rarely-heard arrangements for piano and string quartet. Tune in througho...