Mozart - Piano Concertos 9 & 17 (arr. Lachner) | Naxos 8574164

Mozart - Piano Concertos 9 & 17 (arr. Lachner)


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574164

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 26th February 2021



Mozart himself had arranged four of his earlier concertos for the ensemble of piano, string quartet and bass, to enable his works to be performed domestically. Numerous subsequent transcriptions followed during the course of the 19th century, prominently those of the conductor and composer Ignaz Lachner. The concertos here are K271 ‘Jeunehomme’, a particularly brilliant work, and the charming K453. Leaving the piano part untouched, Lachner ingeniously incorporates all the orchestral music, including wind parts, into his string transcriptions.

This is the third release in a series of Ignaz Lachner’s arrangements of Mozart’s Piano Concertos for piano and string quintet, performed by pianist Alon Goldstein and the Fine Arts Quartet. Previous releases featured Concertos 20 and 21 (8573398), which was a Classic FM CD of the Week: ‘It makes for a fascinating listen… exposing Mozart’s melodies which are delivered with great precision and clarity here by Goldstein.’

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