Christian Zacharias Mozart: Piano Concertos

Jan Lisiecki, Christian Zacharias & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mozart Piano Concertos nos.20 & 21 (2012) RE-UP

Jan Lisiecki, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Christian Zacharias - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.20 & 21 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:33 minutes | 931 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jan Lisiecki, the Canadian prodigy, makes his Deutsche Grammophon debut with a masterful interpretation of Mozart Concertos. Lisiecki performs with technical assurance in this collaboration with Christian Zacharias, who leads the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Mozart’s Piano Concertos nos. 20 & 21 are technically challenging pieces and are well-respected in the classical repertoire. Lisiecki displays unworldly virtuosity, far beyond his years. The performances are glowing and compelling. Absolutely essential.
Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 5, 8, 17, 27 (Frager, Zacharias, Ranki, Madzar) (2013/1989-90)

Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 5, 8, 17, 27 (Frager, Zacharias, Ránki, Madžar) (2013/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.22 Gb (DVD9) | 120 min
Classical | EuroArts

Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and replaced quickly by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. The last volume features pianists Christian Zacharias, Malcolm Frager, Deszö Ránki and Aleksandar Madzar performing the piano concerti Nos. 5, 8, 17 & 27. The performances on this DVD were shot in highly attractive historical venues – at the Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena in Mantua, in the 18th century Schwetzingen Palace and in the Grosse Galerie at Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna – capturing the atmosphere of Mozart’s lifetime.
Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 6, 19, 20 (Zacharias, Lupu, Klansky) (2013/1989-90)

Mozart - Piano Concertos: Nos. 6, 19, 20 (Zacharias, Lupu, Klánský) (2013/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.43 Gb (DVD9) | 80 min
Classical | EuroArts

Mozart, who composed 21 piano concerti, can be regarded as the “inventor” of the popular piano concerto. Although J.S. Bach and his son had written numerous concerti for harpsichord or fortepiano and orchestra before him, Mozart’s enormous input to the genre is mostly due to his concerti being regarded as ‘popular music’ by his contemporaries: to be enjoyed and quickly replaced by newer works. For this series on four DVDs, the most influential, the most artistically challenging and the most popular piano concerti have been selected to be performed by the best Mozart interpreters of our time. Volume III features pianists Radu Lupu, Christian Zacharias and Ivan Klánský performing Mozart’s piano concerti Nos. 6. 19 and 20 in highly attractive venues – at the Rococo Schwetzingen Palace in the Southwest of Germany, the reconstructed Sophiensaal in Munich and the Rittersaal of Palais Waldstein in Prague.
Mozart - Piano Concertos Vol. I-VI (Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne) [2003-2010]

Mozart - Piano Concertos Vol. I-VI (Christian Zacharias, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne) [2003-2010]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 6cd, 1.32 GB
Label: MDG | Catalog Number: 340 1182-2,340 1298-2,940 1488-6,940 1529-6,940 1562-6,940 1646-6

Six piano concertos in a mere twelve months: in no other year was Mozart as productive in this genre as he was in 1784. Christian Zacharias and his Lausanne Chamber Orchestra have taken considerably more time with their interpretations of Mozart’s piano concertos – and with sensational results. This complete recording even now promises to occupy one of the top ranks on international lists: Zacharias is able perfectly and seamlessly to transfer his inimitable touch and sound culture to the orchestra.
Ingrid Jacoby & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Piano Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ingrid Jacoby & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 69:29 min | 1.43 GB | Front Cover
Label: ICA Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Elegance and energy characterise this account of K453, Ingrid Jacoby especially attractive to listen to in her fluid and dynamic playing, crispy phrased and also affectionate without losing the Concerto s bigger picture, and most attentively accompanied by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner. Separating such lively music-making (the playful and ultimately witty Finale brings a smile), the soulful slow movement is particularly eloquent with some very expressive contributions from woodwind soloists, and Jacoby digs deep into the music's potential.

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 25 (2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 2, 2016
Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 25 (2016)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 25
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 67:18 min | 1.12 GB | Front Cover
Label: Decca (4830716) | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Arguably the world’s greatest Mozart interpreter plays and conducts two of his most popular piano concerti.
Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995) (Repost)

Maria João Pires, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 21 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 262 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 178 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 56:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 439941

This work is very hard to characterize emotionally, but it sighs and it sings enigmatically. Surprisingly, so many performances are very straightforward, never capturing these soulful, longing qualities that almost approach reverie at times. Not so this time. The interplay here is amazing, Pires' delicate approach is ideal for this music, and the conducting is elastic in that "Furtwanglerian" way. But don't get the impression this is bloated, Romantic Mozart…it's not. (Maybe Furtwangler wasn't the right name to evoke after all.
Mitsuko Uchida & Cleveland Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 17, K. 453 & No. 25, K. 503 (Live) (2016)

Mitsuko Uchida & Cleveland Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 17, K. 453 & No. 25, K. 503 (Live) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:18 | 154 MB
Label: Decca

Arguably the worlds greatest Mozart interpreter plays and conducts two of his most popular piano concerti.
Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)

Maria João Pires, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14 & 26 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 241 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 149 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4375292

Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.
Mikhail Pletnev, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie - Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 23 (2004)

Mikhail Pletnev, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie - Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 23 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 217 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 141 MB | Covers Included | 57:17
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 62493 2 5

As one might have imagined, if Russian super-virtuoso-pianist-turned-conductor Mikhail Pletnev was going to try a couple of Mozart concertos on for size, it makes sense they'd be the D minor and the A major. With the D minor's driven outer movements and the A major's nocturnal central movement, these are two of Mozart's most nearly Romantic concertos. And, as a Russian super-virtuoso pianist, Pletnev naturally had to interpret them in a Romantic manner.