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Donald Macleod explores Mozart's Vienna years, describing the visit of the composer's father, Leopold, to his new apartment in Vienna - which was to be the last time they would see each other. The programme features Mozart's Piano Concerto in D minor, K466, which was undergoing its finishing touches as Leopold arrived. There is also a lesser-known work, Davidde Penitente or The Penitent David, whose music Mozart partially recycled from the mighty Mass in C minor, left incomplete in 1783.

Der Zauberer, K472
Edith Mathis (soprano)
Karl Engel (piano)
Novalis 150 010-2, Tr 8

Se vuoi, puniscimi; Fra l'oscure ombre funeste; Tutte le mie speranze; Chi in Dio sol spera (Davidde penitente, K469)
Krisztina Laki, Nicole Fallien (soprano)
Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Nederlands Kamerkoor
La Petite Bande
Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD77045, Trs 7-10

Piano Concerto in D minor, K466 (1 Allegro - Cadenza by Beethoven; 2 Romance; 3 Allegro assai - Cadenza by Richard Goode)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Richard Goode (piano/director)
Nonesuch 7559-79439-2, Trs 4-6

Cadenza by Beethoven
Cadenza by Richard Goode.

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Tue 3 Mar 2009 22:00

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