Peter Serkin plays Mozart

 
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Peter Serkin plays Mozart
Peter Serkin (piano) with Rudolf Serkin (piano), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra

[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Peter Serkin, whose recorded output is dwarfed by his fathers in sheer size but by no means in artistic distinction, is spotlighted in a new release playing Mozart: his complete RCA recordings of the composer. When his set of Piano Concertos Nos. 1419 was released in 1973, High Fidelitys reviewer wrote: I have heard no other pianist who seems to follow every pulse of this Mozartean vitality quite as beautifully as Peter Serkin, and the combined efforts of Serkin fils with Alexander Schneider and the English Chamber Orchestra on this RCA set form very simply one of the most important contributions to the Mozart discography. The new box also contains Serkins distinguished mid-1970s recordings of the Clarinet Quintet and Piano-Wind Quintet K 452 with members of his distinguished ensemble TASHI. And Mozart lovers and admirers of this outstanding pianist will be particularly excited by the reissue of Peter Serkins extraordinary solo Mozart album from the late-1960s. High Fidelity called it exceptional Serkin plays every note as if his life depended on it, and a more recent reviewer in ClassicsToday described it as sounding as fresh and individually compelling as it did four decades ago when I first acquired it as a double-LP set and wore it out within a year Serkin simply is astonishing This is a release to cherish, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Tracks:

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449
Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365
Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K451
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456
Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533 / 494
Fantasia in D minor, K397
Rondo in D major, K485
Rondo in A minor, K511