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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 6 & 8

Academy of Ancient Music
Robert Levin tangent piano
Ya-Fei Chuang fortepiano
Bojan Čičić director & leader
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord

1 CD in hardback booklet

Released 8 March 2024


Robert Levin intends to be an antidote to uniform, mass-produced Mozart, giving the life-spark back to this music. Production values are high, and there's a delicious amount of connoisseur’s detail in the generous album booklet … This Mozart is constantly alive, alert and superbly done. ★★★★★ (Performance) / ★★★★★ (Recording) BBC Music Magazine Concerto Choice

A truly superb disc. Only one release away from completion, this miracle of a project continues to illuminate and delight. – Classical Explorer

This is a distinguished release which anyone who cares about historically informed Mozart performances should try without delay. – International Piano

This disc is a delight! Levin delivers a fresh and robust performance on a tangent piano (a cross between a harpsichord and piano- forte) particularly suiting this youthful music ... an exemplary recording. – The Whole Note

From the outset, their lively and spontaneous performances promised one of the finest of all recorded cycles. (AAM041) – Financial Times

Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) releases the penultimate volume of an acclaimed project to record Mozart’s complete works for keyboard and orchestra. This volume includes Mozart’s Concerto No. 7 for Three Pianos and Orchestra, performed here uniquely on three different types of keyboard instruments: by Robert Levin (tangent piano), Ya-Fei Chuang (fortepiano) and Laurence Cummings (harpsichord). It follows the release of the same concerto in Mozart’s own arrangement for two keyboards (Vol. 11) and is joined on this album by two other Piano Concertos composed in Salzburg in the early months of 1776. The hardback CD package is accompanied by comprehensive notes commissioned specially for the album.

This release is part of the renewal of a landmark project begun in 1993 on the Decca label to record Mozart’s entire works for keyboard. It will be followed by the final album of the series in June 2024.

[1–3] Piano Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major K238
[4] Concerto No. 7 for Three Pianos and Orchestra in F major K242
[5–7] Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major K246

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