Mozart & Czerny - Concertos for two Pianists and Orchestra
|Duo Tal & Groethuysen
Release: February 14, 2014
Label: Sony Classical
Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Concerto C major
for piano four hands and orchestra Op. 153
|1||Allegro con brio||12:01|
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto E flat major
for two pianists and orchestra KV 365
|3||Rondeau – Allegro||7:19|
|Total playing time:||55:29|
|Recording date:||January 2013|
|Recorded at:||Bavaria Studios in Munich|
|Sound Engineer:||Jörg Moser|
In the last week of January we completed another CD project, consisting this time of two piano concertos. As always, it will appear on the Sony Classical label, in this case as a co-production with the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR).
Together with the conductor Bruno Weil and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, we recorded the Concerto for Piano for Four Hands and Orchestra by Carl Czerny, together with Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, KV 365.
The Czerny concerto is a true rarity with some magical moments, above all in the lyrical passages (who would have thought it?) and Chopin’s future style in the nocturnes can already be heard in it. The outer movements demand perfect mastery of the composer’s infamous studies….
Czerny was born in 1791, the year Mozart died. The latter’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra is not a rarity, but rather a jewel of perfection and beauty.
This relaxed and cheerful photo was taken at the end of the recording session, which lasted four days, and also shows the conductor Bruno Weil (far left), as well as Christian Rabus, the piano technician, and Jörg Moser, the recording supervisor.