Rudolf Serkin, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 23 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:24 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 410 068-2
The partnership of Serkin and Abbado in Mozart is a fascinating one. They are such different musical personalities, yet they work remarkably well together, so that each performance becomes an artistic amalgam of two quite different artistic approaches. Abbado matches a natural spontaneous warmth (listen to the beguiling way the orchestra shapes the secondary theme in the first movement of the A major Concerto) with the utmost refinement of detail; whereas Serkin, patrician, authoritative, strong, is more selfconsciously expressive when he deviates from a strictly rhythmic presentation of the melodic line in the same movement.