Mozart: Early Piano Concertos (2006)
Pianist David Greilsammer is nuts about Mozart; one of his favorite programming choices is to present the whole of Mozart's piano sonatas in a single ... Show synopsis Pianist David Greilsammer is nuts about Mozart; one of his favorite programming choices is to present the whole of Mozart's piano sonatas in a single day. He is particularly devoted to Mozart's earliest works, which he feels are underrated, and he may have a point. Since Mozart was such a little shaver when he wrote his early piano concertos that, apart from their obvious musical virtues, don't quite stack up to his adult concertos in terms of reputation. To propagate his viewpoint, Greilsammer has recorded three early Mozart concerti with the conductor-less Suedama Ensemble, a student orchestra based out of the 92nd Street "Y" in New York City of which Greilsammer is musical director. Despite the youth of the ensemble, these are highly polished and professional sounding performances, and Greilsammer's enthusiasm for these early Mozart pieces shines through. Rather than the usual obligatory -- and a tad perfunctory -- readings of these pieces one often gets in complete sets of Mozart's piano concerti,...
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