Leif Ove Andsnes – Mozart Momentum – 1785 (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Leif Ove Andsnes – Mozart Momentum – 1785 (2021)
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Following their widely acclaimed Beethoven Journey, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes join forces once again to explore two especially remarkable years in the history of classical music with Mozart Momentum 1785/1786, a new performing and recording project spanning four years (2019-2022). Through multi-year concert tours, festival formats, CD recordings for Sony Classical and Unboxing Mozart, these trusting partners explore the themes of artistic dialogue, individual responsibility and partnership in music and beyond.

Thematic albums have become widespread, and often enjoy varying degrees of success. The pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, long known for his seriousness and exceptional musical talent, has chosen two crucial years of Mozart’s output as the programme for this album and the one that is set to follow it. In 1785, Mozart was at the height of his genius. He had just been initiated into Freemasonry, which was then in vogue in Vienna; he had finished the 6 Quartets dedicated to his friend Haydn; he had begun composing the Marriage of Figaro and gave numerous “Academies”, playing his own works on the piano.

These productive times form the basis of Leif Ove Andsnes’s project, which brings together three contemporary and very different concertos, from the dramatic D minor (n° 20, K. 466), to the luminous C major (n° 21, K. 467), and the most original (and longest at 23 minutes), the powerful E flat major (n° 22, K. 482). The prodigious year of 1785 also saw the creation of the Fantasia in C minor which seems to recall the teachings of the fickle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the Masonic Funeral Music in the same dark tone and the Quartet with piano in G minor, another key in which Mozart wrote some masterpieces. By turns a pianist, a chamber musician and a conductor, the distinguished musician Leif Ove Andsnes offers up an album that is as historically coherent as it is musically successful. – François Hudry


1. Leif Ove Andsnes – I. Allegro
2. Leif Ove Andsnes – II. Romanze
3. Leif Ove Andsnes – III. Rondo, Allegro assai
4. Leif Ove Andsnes – I. Allegro maestoso
5. Leif Ove Andsnes – II. Andante
6. Leif Ove Andsnes – III. Allegro vivace assai
7. Leif Ove Andsnes – Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
8. Leif Ove Andsnes – I. Allegro
9. Leif Ove Andsnes – II. Andante
10. Leif Ove Andsnes – III. Rondo
11. Leif Ove Andsnes – Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music) in C Minor, K. 477 (K. 479a)
12. Leif Ove Andsnes – I. Allegro
13. Leif Ove Andsnes – II. Andante
14. Leif Ove Andsnes – III. Allegro