Sony classical / 2022

MM1786: Mozart Momentum 1785 – 1786 Volume 2

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Christiane Karg (soprano), Matthew Truscott (violin), Joel Hunter (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello)

Leif Ove Andsnes releases a second Mozart Momentum album with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, presenting a portrait of the master composer during the years in which his writing for the piano was at its most revolutionary, creative and game-changing. Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra follow their “triumphant” (Gramophone), “sparkling” (New York Times) and award-winning Mozart Momentum 1785 release with its partner album, focusing on the composer’s extraordinary creativity in the year 1786. “When you realize how quickly Mozart developed during the early years of the 1780s, it makes you ask: why did this happen? What was going on? It’s about the momentum of his creativity at this time,” says Leif Ove Andsnes. The double-album “Mozart Momentum – 1786” includes Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Piano Trio in B-flat major and Recitative and Aria Ch’io mi scordi di te? featuring guest soprano Christiane Karg.

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Leif Ove Andsnes releases a second Mozart Momentum album with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, presenting a portrait of the master composer during the years in which his writing for the piano was at its most revolutionary, creative and game-changing. Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra follow their “triumphant” (Gramophone), “sparkling” (New York Times) and award-winning Mozart Momentum 1785 release with its partner album, focusing on the composer’s extraordinary creativity in the year 1786. “When you realize how quickly Mozart developed during the early years of the 1780s, it makes you ask: why did this happen? What was going on? It’s about the momentum of his creativity at this time,” says Leif Ove Andsnes. The double-album “Mozart Momentum – 1786” includes Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Piano Trio in B-flat major and Recitative and Aria Ch’io mi scordi di te? featuring guest soprano Christiane Karg.

Track Listing

1 – 3. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra

4. Mozart: Ch’io mi scordi di te?… Non temer, amato bene, K505

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Christiane Karg (soprano), Mahler Chamber Orchestra

5 – 7. Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493
5. I. Allegro
6. II. Larghetto
7. III. Allegretto

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Matthew Truscott (violin), Joel Hunter (viola), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello)

8. Mozart: Rondo in D major, K485

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

9 . 11. Mozart: Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat major, K502
9. I. Allegro
10. II. Larghetto
11. III. Allegretto

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Matthew Truscott (violin), Frank-Michael Guthmann (cello)

12 – 14. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491
12. I. Allegro
13. II. Larghetto
14. III. Allegretto

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano); Mahler Chamber Orchestra

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