Mozart - Piano Concertos 1, 17 & 20 | ICA Classics ICAC5137

Mozart - Piano Concertos 1, 17 & 20


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Label: ICA Classics

Cat No: ICAC5137

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 26th February 2016



Ingrid Jacoby (piano)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields


Neville Marriner


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.1 in F major, K37
Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K453
Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K466


Ingrid Jacoby (piano)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields


Neville Marriner


Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, and by The Guardian as being ‘very impressive’, Ingrid Jacoby has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation.

She has won numerous prizes and competitions, including the Artists Presentation Award and Steinway Hall Artists Prize, the Baldwin National Piano and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, the Concert Artists Guild Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Since moving to England, she has performed with many major orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, working with such eminent conductors as Mackerras, Slatkin, Sinopli, Susskind and Kaspszyk. Recent high-profile performances include concerts with the Liverpool Philharmonic under the baton of Vasily Petrenko and a hugely successful tour in China.

Her new Mozart recording features concertos No.17 K453 and No.20 K466, accompanied by the internationally
celebrated Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. It also features as a bonus a rarity in the repertoire – Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.1 K37. This album follows on from her earlier releases on ICA Classics of Concertos K449 and K595 (ICAC5125) and Concertos K467 and K488 (ICAC5135) which received excellent reviews.

International Record Review: ‘Marriner and Jacoby seem to be on the same wavelength… often extremely beautiful’

Gramophone: ‘At her finest, she (Jacoby) displays a wonderful clarity of fingerwork’

Fanfare Magazine: ‘This is Mozart playing on a par with such greats as Rosenberg, Haskil, and Fischer’

The Guardian: ‘Ingrid Jacoby is in suitably playful mood, dancing through the finale of the E flat Concerto and charming us with the childlike grace of No.27’s larghetto’

Pizzicato: ‘Neville Marriner and Ingrid Jacoby perform two Mozart Concertos in a vivid yet very classical manner with the American pianist confirming her talent to emphasize the music with the most expressive naturalness.’

The booklet contains notes by Richard Wigmore in addition to personal insights by Ingrid Jacoby on Mozart.

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