FX Mozart & Clementi - Piano Concertos | Hyperion - Classical Piano Concertos CDA68126

FX Mozart & Clementi - Piano Concertos

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Label: Hyperion - Classical Piano Concertos

Cat No: CDA68126

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th July 2016

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About

Franz Xaver Mozart was born just four months before the death of his father, Wolfgang Amadeus. A pianist of similarly precocious talent, he nevertheless wrote just two piano concertos: coupled with Clementi’s only surviving essay in the genre, they make a sparkling addition to our Classical Piano Concerto series.

Reviews

Poor Franz Xaver Mozart. Always in the shadow of his famous father, this precocious pianist struggled to make a significant career, even when billing himself “WA Mozart Jnr” on endless European concert tours. His first piano concerto, from 1809, is a homage to Mozart senior’s Viennese concertos … The second, however, is more distinctly his own; noble and broad in conception with some bravura writing for the soloist, engagingly played here by the admirable Howard Shelley.  Stephen Pritchard
The Observer 4 September 2016

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