See Siang Wong – Mozart: Minore – Piano Concertos No. 20 & 24, Adagio K. 540 (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

See Siang Wong – Mozart: Minore – Piano Concertos No. 20 & 24, Adagio K. 540 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:15:41 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Classical
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The Neue Zürcher Zeitung described the Swiss pianist See Siang Wong as a “subtle sound painter”. For his atmospheric album “Minore – Piano Concertos No. 20 & No. 24, Adagio K. 540” he has chosen very special works by Mozart. They are the only works composed in minor keys, thus differing greatly from Mozart’s major works and shaping the intense character of the album. See Siang Wong says of them, “Mozart’s minor works are touching in their depth and individuality. It seems that here Mozart went into himself even more than usual while composing.” Wong recorded the album with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz under the direction of conductor Philipp von Steinaecker. As one of the first symphonic piano concertos, Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, occupies a particularly high place in W. A. Mozart’s (1756-1791) oeuvre. In addition to the large-scale orchestra, the almost vocal piano part is in the foreground. It was premiered with great success in Vienna in 1785, just one day after its completion, with Mozart himself taking the solo part. In the following year, Mozart wrote the Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491, parallel to the “Marriage of Figaro,” musically in stark contrast to it. It was already highly praised at the time of its composition. Beethoven, for example, is said to have said of it, “Be quiet, listen to what Mozart accomplishes here, it’s brilliant, this piano concerto in C minor, extraordinarily simple.” The album concludes with the atmospheric Adagio No. 540, a solo piece for piano and particularly poignant with its tritone intervals and pulsating heartbeat of sixteenth notes.

1-01. See Siang Wong – I. Allegro (Cadenza by Johann Nepomuk Hummel) (14:49)
1-02. See Siang Wong – II. Romance (Elaboration by See Siang Wong) (09:01)
1-03. See Siang Wong – III. Rondo. Allegro assai (Cadenza by Johann Nepomuk Hummel) (08:26)
1-04. See Siang Wong – I. Allegro (Cadenza by Philipp Karl Hofmann) (15:38)
1-05. See Siang Wong – II. Larghetto (Elaboration & Cadenza by Philipp Karl Hofmann) (07:46)
1-06. See Siang Wong – III. Allegretto (Cadenza by Philipp Karl Hofmann) (09:07)
1-07. See Siang Wong – Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 (10:49)


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