Part of a complete series of Mozart keyboard concertos recorded by Russian-Polish fortepianist Viviana Sofronitski and the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, a group of musicians specializing in early music from the Warsaw Chamber Opera Orchestra, these performances make a few unorthodox choices but generally show the care and detail evident in other volumes in this series from Poland, a country not much. known for its historical performance scene.
Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense comprises three generations of musicians. Since 1991, the ensemble has used exclusively period instruments, and since 1993 it has worked under the direction of the eminent harpsichordist Wladyslaw Klosiewich, a professor at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. Two other conductors regularly working with the orchestra are Tadeusz Karolak and Kai Bumann.
The Musicae Antiquae Colegium Varsoviense is a small orchestra playing period instruments with effortless skill and pronounced character. The woodwinds are especially noteworthy, particularly in the E flat major Concerto, K. 482, where they are practically full partners with Sofronitzki. Karolak contributions are two-fold. Mozart - The Complete Fortepiano Concertos, CD 3, 01:08:31 01. KV503-1,Allegro maestoso 02. KV503-2,Andante 03.
These are truly first-rank performances of what were once invariably called Mozart's Piano Concertos but are now often called his Fortepiano Concertos or, in Polish, his Koncerty Fortepianowe. The Polish nomenclature is apt here since all the performers are Polish: soloist Viviana Sofronitzki, orchestra Musicae Antiquae Colegium Varsoviense, and musical director Tadeusz Karolak. As a fortepianist, Sofronitzki has a supple technique, a subtle tone, a smooth delivery, and a marvelous gift for legato phrasing even on the supremely non-legato fortepiano.
Album · 2011 · 9 Songs. 1. Fortepiano Concerto N. 2 in A Major, KV 414: I. Allegro. 2. 2 in A Major, KV 414: II. Andante.
Mozart: Complete Fortepiano Concertos. However, that 1 percent can be miraculous and so it is here in a new set of keyboard concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) from fortepianist Viviana Sofronitsky and Musica Antique Collegium Varsoviense (a group from Warsaw) under the baton of Tadeusz Karolak. To cut to the chase, this set is such an improvement over both the period collections by Jos van Immerseel and Anima Eterna and Malcolm Bilson-John Eliot Gardiner as to end the discussion immediately.
Mozart: Complete Fortepiano Concertos, Vo. Released on: 2011-03-03. Conductor: Tadeusz Karolak Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791. Auto-generated by YouTube. Mozart: Rondo K 382 for piano and orchestra.
Volumes 10 & 11 contain the harpsichord concertos. Viviana Sofronitzki’s Mozart cycle is an extraordinary achievement.