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MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c – Yevgeny Sudbin, p./ Minnesota Orch./ Osmo Vanska – BIS

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c – Yevgeny Sudbin, p./ Minnesota Orch./ Osmo Vanska – BIS

Sudbin and Vanska collaborate in music that shares common dramatic impulses.  MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c, K. 491; BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c, Op. 37 – Yevgeny Sudbin, p./ Minnesota Orch./ Osmo Vanska – BIS multichannel SACD-1978 (2/25/14), 66:16 [Distr. by Naxos ] ****: Music historians consistently point out the tremendous influence of Mozart’s 1786 c minor Piano Concerto upon Beethoven’s 1804 c minor Concerto, so it seems somewhat inevitable that two collaborators and a responsive orchestra should combine them in the same program, recorded 2011 and 2012.  Perhaps the social history of the recording itself warrants some comment, since the Minnesota Orchestra came close to dissolution, but conductor Osmo Vanska – having resigned as Musical Director – graciously stepped back to the podium for this project. Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin supplies his own (romantic) cadenzas for the Mozart, and they will provoke ears and eyebrows, much in the same way some two generations ago Artur Schnabel’s post-Modernist cadenzas raised hackles among the very musicians who participated in the recording for EMI.   The emotional furor of the Mozart opening movement – utilizing the largest of Mozart’s orchestras – Allegro well captures its intensely furious and often […]