- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 13.97 x 12.55 x 1.14 cm; 104.33 g
- メーカー : Polygram Records
- EAN : 0028943121125
- レーベル : Polygram Records
- ASIN : B0000057DR
- ディスク枚数 : 9
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 835,130位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
These are Mozart's greatest orchestral works, and they are so rich and full of variety that the "period" instrument approach often makes them sound lackluster and limited in mood. It's especially important to use a fortepiano that combines warmth of tone with clarity. So many of them sound like keyboard xylophones, with a dull low end and little if any sustaining power. Fortunately, Malcom Bilson has selected an attractive-sounding instrument that can hold its own in dialogue with John Eliot Gardiner's very forceful and dynamic accompaniments. If you're a fan of period instruments and are looking for the Mozart piano concertos complete, then this is certainly the set to own. -- David Hurwitz
Gardiner's conducting is intelligent and sensitive. The classical (balanced) style is constant: the tempos, dynamics, balance and level of "expessiveness" are right for the period. Clarity and transparency are omnipresent. But this recording is no mere exercise in classical style. There is warmth and depth that give it that ever-so-slightly-romantic Mozart feel.
The period instrument playing is (as usual for Gardiner and his orchestras) almost impeccable. It certainly enhances the whole "classical" package. On just a few occasions the orchestra playing seems a bit uninspired or lackluster, but that is my only criticism of these recordings.
The piano playing is fluid, graceful and a delight to listen to. Some of the cadenzas are quite moving. Much of the piano playing is also quite impressive from the technical point of view--especially its speeed and fluidity. The period piano used in the recordings has a very nice tone compared to some I have heard.
I am quite happy with this set. I think it will become a sort of Mozart piano concerto frame of reference for me.