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W. A. Mozart

Mozart Piano Concertos No. 15 & 27

Martin Helmchen
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Gordon Nikolic, conductor

Pentatone

Title

Mozart Piano Concertos No. 15 & 27

Artists

Martin Helmchen
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Gordon Nikolic, conductor

Repetoire

W. A. Mozart
PIano Concertos No. 15 & 27

Label

Pentatone

Year

2013

Catalog number

PTC 5186 508

Producer

Sebastian Stein

Balance Engineer

Jean-Marie Geijsen

Audio

Additional info

Fanfare review May/June 2014:

“Martin Helmchen definitely displays an intuitive feel for Mozart……. No. 27 is not a concerto for “show,” and Helmchen’s whole demeanor at the keyboard changes to one of poignant tenderness for one of the most sensitive and touching performances of this work I’ve heard………. It wouldn’t be right to conclude this review without mentioning the beautiful contributions in orchestral playing offered by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra led by Gordan Nikolić, and the gorgeous multichannel sound offered by PentaTone’s SACD recording. There are many wonderful recordings of Mozart’s concertos to choose from—personal favorites include those by Murray Perahia, Robert Casadesus, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, Christian Zacharias, and Matthias Kirschnereit—but Martin Helmchen easily earns a highly valued place among them. Very strongly recommended.”

Audiophile Audition January 2014

“Recorded in the modern wood and glass NedPho Koepel in Amsterdam, the sound is exceptional, digital at its best, remarkably clear and open with a liquid quality to the sound that perfectly captures the bloom of what happens when instruments, particularly Helmchen’s pearlescent Steinway, make music (in SACD surround mode, the effect is even more tangible).”