Allegro Assai - Mozart*, Clifford Curzon, London Symphony*, Kertesz* - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
Label: London Records - CS 6580 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Classical
The horns are specially fallible. This is the Curzon who, at the age of 39, was only now emerging into the full light of an international career after a long and inspiring apprenticeship with such teachers as Arthur Schnabel and Nadia Boulanger.
Indeed, it is that very emergent quality which gives his performance a freshness and shy-voiced eloquence which has the Clifford Curzon of setting the young Brahms vividly and appealingly before us. It is the Mozart, though, which ravishes sense.
It is also marvellously well accompanied. Boyd Neel was a master of clear texturing and balanced tempos. The concluding Allegro assaiskittishly quick here, never loses its poise.
Moving On - Barbara Thompson / Rod Argent - Ghosts doubt it contained many old friends. The EMG Monthly Newsletter has some Kertesz* - Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 things to say about surface noise and extraneous whines on the original 78s of the Brahms. The Mozart seems to have been in pretty good sound from the very start.
Happily so, since, in the last resort, the recording of the Brahms is a period relic. The Mozart, by contrast, is timeless. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Skip to main content. Mozart Piano Concerto London Symphony* Brahms Piano Concerto No 1. Composer or Director:. Johannes Brahms. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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