Piano Concertos 11, 12 & 13

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Piano Concertos 11, 12 & 13
Susan Tomes (piano) / The Gaudier Ensemble

[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 April 2009

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"An absolute joy. Hyperion at its best; beautifully recorded and presented."

'These works have been recorded in chamber form before, but this time the result is lighter and more intimate than in previous versions, helped by a clear, dry recording acoustic. There are few recording pianists to match Susan Tomes for clarity of articulation, and here she leads sparkling performances. Speeds are relatively fast, with slow movements kept moving to bring out their soaring lyricism.'
- The Guardian

"An absolute joy. Hyperion at its best; beautifully recorded and presented."

'Light and air is everywhere; the transparency of the sound remains a constant delight ... a sense of musicians bouncing their performances off each other.... These are above all genial renditions. Mozart himself never aimed at plumbing depths - he told his father the concertos were 'very brilliant' and 'fell agreeably on the ear' - so Tomes's fingerwork, always light and precise, would appear to be made to measure. ... Probably few of us would always want to hear Mozart's concertos in this chamber format. But this disc offers major pleasures and refreshment.'
- The Times


Piano Concerto No 11 in F major K413 [21'37]
Allegro [9'26]
Larghetto [7'05]
Tempo di menuetto [4'59]

Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K414 [23'44]
Allegro [10'04]
Andante [7'22]
Allegretto [6'15]

Piano Concerto No 13 in C major K415 [25'01]
Allegro [10'12]
Andante [6'53]
Rondeau: Allegro [7'53]