- Released: May 13, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Deutsche Grammophon
- 3.Rondeau: Allegretto
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Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Maurizio Pollini s acclaimed 2006 recording
of Mozart s Piano Concertos in G, K. 453 and in C, K. 467, in which he not only plays but
directs the nonpareil Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
About that recording, The Times [London] stated: You hear a man in love...he plays
Mozart with real feeling, leading us into the music s depth, its inner melodies, never
content with the surface...the music always moves forward, developing, growing, with
the subtlest range of colours...These are performances of conversational intimacy.
When one is in love, one can never get enough, so Pollini has done it again: in summer
2007 he and the Vienna Philharmonic recorded the early, cheerful Piano Concerto
in A, K. 414 and the famous C minor Concerto, K. 491, a mature work of
Once again, Pollini and the Vienna Philharmonic work without
a conductor, in front of a live audience in Vienna s famous
Musikverein, parlaying their deep mutual understanding
and respect into one of the noblest and most profound
Mozart experiences imaginable.