DVD Version NTSC / Video Format 16:9 / Audio Format: Stereo
Mozart‘s Piano Concertos have always belonged to the standard repertoires of pianists and are to be enjoyed during many concert programmes.
However, time and again, there have been performing artists who have understood
how to give this music something entirely special, something unique, making their
interpretations stand out from the many others.
Viennese pianist Paul Badura-Skoda is without a doubt one of these artists. His musical
personality boasts the rare synthesis of a total devotion to music and a passionate
quest to discover its true meaning – coupled with a profound feeling of responsibility
towards the composer.
Although his repertoire encompasses the works of many composers, Badura-Skoda
keeps returning to Mozart, whose language, that expression of pure love, has become
an essential part of his own musical language – and his cadenzas and supplementations
of unfinished works bear witness to this.
This selection of works confirms this in an eloquent fashion and Mendelssohn‘s
comment on Piano Concerto in E-flat major, KV 271 – ”Music, too eloquent for words“ –
can safely be applied to this entire recording.