Alicia de Larrocha plays Mozart and Beethoven Concertos | SWR Music SWR19006CD

Alicia de Larrocha plays Mozart and Beethoven Concertos

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Label: SWR Music

Cat No: SWR19006CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th January 2016

Contents

Artists

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
SWR Sinfonieorchester Bade-Baden und Freiburg

Conductors

Garcia Navarro
Ernest Bour

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K482

Artists

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
SWR Sinfonieorchester Bade-Baden und Freiburg

Conductors

Garcia Navarro
Ernest Bour

About

If there were a grande dame of pianists, it would surely be Alicia de Larrocha. From the onset of her career in her native Spain she attracted critical acclaim for her outstanding technique and musicality; after 1947, her reputation was to spread further abroad. Things weren’t easy for her, however, when she performed in German-speaking cultural centres; she was accused by some critics for not being on the correct aesthetic wavelength for Mozart and Beethoven. But it wasn’t only her performances of Spanish music that set new standards, it was her Mediterranean point of view in particular that facilitated her discovery of wonderful nuances in Mozart’s and Beethoven’s works – as is clearly demonstrated on this recording. Alicia de Larrocha’s artistic poise and musical vision, that achieve inspired insights during these performances of concertos by Beethoven (January 1977) and Mozart (January 1986), are simply breathtaking.

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