Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482; Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
Vassily Primakov (piano), Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo
The third volume of Vassily Primakov’s much acclaimed Mozart Piano Concerto series features two of Mozart's greatest concertos. Scored for a small orchestra without clarinets, trumpets, or drums, the Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 is one of Mozart’s most graceful concertos, typically mingling a sense of gaiety with melancholic undertones. Urbane and aristocratic in character, the Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K 482 gains a warm of sound from the orchestra’s inclusion of clarinets instead of oboes – the first time Mozart had done so in a concerto. Vassily Primakov plays Mozart’s own cadenzas in K. 453 and those of Camille Saint-Saëns in K. 482.
“[Primakov's] limpid playing is a pleasure throughout, as is the Odense Symphony Orchestra's stylish contribution.” BBC Music Magazine five stars on BRIDGE 9339 (Volume 2)