Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21/ Friedrich Gulda, pianist


Speakers Corner (Deutsche Grammophon)



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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  

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Friedrich Gulda is known to all. He is the musical wizard with the embroidered cap, an artist who is equally at home in jazz, the Vienneses lied or the works of the Viennese Classic. Gulda might have only performed a small number of his Austrian compatriot's 27 piano concertos, but with tese few he certainly created a sensation. That the present recording of the Concertos Numbers 20 and 21, even after 25 years, is still regarded as ranking among the very best performance is something that can be heard after just a few bars. The minor-key piano joins in with almost somber clarity and proceeds to lead a concentrated, tightly enmeshed conversation with the orchestra. The C Major Concerto sparkles brightly with its thrilling, vituoso part-writing and transparent, almost chamber-like instrumental ensemble. The listener will do well here to forget the popular concept of a fun-loving, high-spirited Mozart and to recognize the ardent, passionate side of the composer.

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D Minor

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Allegro maestoso
Allegro vivace assai

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Fantastic Pressing

posted on 04/23/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: ETKirsch
I put this release on immediately after listening to another DG record and was really struck by the superiority of this release. Which got me wondering "why is this DG release so much better than the other DG release?" The answer: this is a third party reissue of a DG recording by Speakers Corner and boy, do they nail it.

Terrific imaging and sound stage, very little background noise, a great example of how beautiful vinyl can sound when properly manufactured. Also love Gulda's performance. Highly recommended.

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