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  Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 3 - Christian Zacharias
  Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K.453, Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major K.456

Christian Zacharias (piano)
Orchestre de Chambre Lausanne
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Review by JJ April 25, 2008 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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In this third volume, Zacharias’ Mozart becomes essential, if not quintessential, in a universe for piano and concerto that is fascinating. The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra N°17 in G major KV 453 dates from 1784, and inspired the musician Alfred Einstein to say: “In a friendly key are hidden many mysterious smiles and painful wounds – words cannot be found to describe the permanent irisation of feelings in the first movement, the passionate interiority of the second.” The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra N°19 in F major KV 459 was also composed in 1784 right after “the fourth of the six Quartets dedicated to Haydn”, states Mihel Parouty. Three days after finishing it on December 14, Mozart became a Freemason. Leading from the piano the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne to heights of subtlety, Christian Zacharias brings out a thousand colors from these eternal scores. With exemplary phrasing he opens the doors to a world that is often approached but rarely captured with such intelligence. It is true that Zacharias’ Mozart is rarely flamboyant, but he brings forth unique beauty that only the deaf cannot hear. He allows his musical discourse to breathe, a reminder of days when music had universal meaning. This is a Super Audio CD that eclipses all others.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456