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Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

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Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:42 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 488-2

Though Serkin isn`t concertizing a great deal these days, he remains a fascinating pianist on disc. Some listeners (this one included) find Serkin`s playing occasionally too pointed and harsh. Yet for those who tire of the delicate, jewel-box Mozart that is fashionable among pianists today, Serkin surely represents a compelling alternative. His performances of the Concertos Nos. 15 (K. 450 in B-flat Major) and 22 (K. 482 in E-flat Major) are expansive, thoughtful and pleasantly unhurried. In slow movements, he`s never less than thoughtful, creating some exquisite pianissimos in the process. Abbado is ever the sensitive accompanist.