Two magical Mozart concertos

Charles Mackerras and John O'Conor's second Mozart collaboration is a winner.

Composer: Mozart
Repertoire: Piano Concertos Nos 19 & 23
Artists:
John O’Conor (piano), SCO/Charles Mackerras
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Telarc CD-80285

Distinguished Mozartean Charles Mackerras matches John O’Conor’s buoyant, lightly-voiced scamperings in these two magical concertos, their second Mozart collaboration for this label. Despite the occasional suspicion of superficiality, these are stylish accounts with a daringly fast finale for No.19. What makes the disc unique is the inclusion of the long-lost ending of the Rondo in A, the subject of much scholarly research.

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