Piano Concertos Nos 6, 8 & 9
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concertos Nos 6, 8 & 9

Angela Hewitt / Orchestra da Camera di Mantova

CDA 67840 - 0034571178400

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The phenomenal Angela Hewitt embarks upon another Hyperion journey, this time through the piano concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The twenty-seven concertos for piano and orchestra contain some of the composer’s greatest achievements. Concertos Nos 6 and 8, two of the young Mozart’s earliest attempts at the genre, display a perfection of form and an elegant purity. Concerto No 9, the ‘Jeunehomme’, remarkably written in 1777 when Mozart was 21, is considered to be the composer’s first great masterpiece. The result of this creative outburst was a monument of musical originality and inventive orchestration. As the American critic Michael Steinberg aptly put it, in this concerto ‘Mozart, so to speak, became Mozart’.
In these interpretations Angela Hewitt displays her characteristic elegance and innate musicality. She is supported by the impeccably refined playing of the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova and the disc includes a personal and illuminating note by the pianist.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, K. 238
    I. Allegro aperto
    06:55
  • 2
    Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, K. 238
    II. Andante un poco adagio
    06:02
  • 3
    Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, K. 238
    III. Rondeau: Allegro
    07:05
  • 4
    Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, 'Lützow', K. 246
    I. Allegro aperto
    07:39
  • 5
    Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, 'Lützow', K. 246
    II. Andante
    07:29
  • 6
    Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, 'Lützow', K. 246
    III. Rondeau: Tempo di menuetto
    07:24
  • 7
    Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, 'Jeunehomme', K. 271
    I. Allegro
    10:33
  • 8
    Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, 'Jeunehomme', K. 271
    II. Andantino
    11:38
  • 9
    Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major, 'Jeunehomme', K. 271
    III. Rondeau: Presto
    10:38