[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 8 April 2022
Mozart Momentum 1785 is the second of two releases exploring Mozart's Vienna years. It includes piano concertos Nos. 23 & 24, the Piano Quartet in E flat, the Piano Trio No 3, and a aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?"
"The idea of this project was to explore the diversity of what was going on in Mozart's creative life at the time - to show that a separation between solo playing, chamber music playing and concerto playing isn't really relevant," says Andsnes. "You find that some piano parts in the chamber music are more virtuosic than those in the concertos. It all goes hand in hand."
Volume One was Gramophone's recording of the Month for June 2021.
'Time and again Andsnes had me reaching for the score to confirm things I'd never noticed before...some of the finest Mozart-playing on the planet.' Gramophone editor's Choice May 2022
Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493
Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat major, K502
Rondo in D major, K485