Gottlieb Wallisch, Piatti Quartet – Mozart: Piano Concertos 12, 13 & 14 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gottlieb Wallisch, Piatti Quartet – Mozart: Piano Concertos 12, 13 & 14 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.43 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Linn Records

The Quartet’s debut recording features master Mozartian Gottlieb Wallisch in a stunning performance of his fellow Austrian’s own rarely-heard chamber orchestrations in ‘Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 14’. In contrast to the orchestral version the ensemble strikingly enhances the intricacies of the string writing and encourages immediate interaction among the five musicians.

Wallisch and the Piatti Quartet performed this repertoire to packed audiences at various venues and festivals across the UK in the summer and autumn of 2011.

In 2012 the Piatti Quartet (Charlotte Scott 1st violin, Michael Trainor 2nd violin, David Wigram viola, Jessie Ann Richardson cello) were chosen for the UK-wide ‘Future Classics Classical Tour’ designed to promote the ‘stars of tomorrow’.

The Quartet has performed at both the Newbury Spring Festival and the Bath International Festivals plus major UK venues UK including the Purcell room, Conway Hall, St Georges (Bristol), The Queens Hall (Edinburgh) and has made numerous appearances live on BBC Radio 3.

Named a Steinway Artist in 2012, Gottlieb Wallisch is a competition prize-winner and a respected artist in the Viennese piano tradition.

Wallisch has performed with many leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales and has appeared at leading festivals and in major concert halls including the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Musikhalle Hamburg and Singapore Arts Festival amongst others.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gottlieb Wallisch

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Bach: Transcriptions – Ensemble Contraste (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Bach: Transcriptions – Ensemble Contraste (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 930 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz

Moving from the harpsichord to the clavichord or the organ was probably easy enough for Johann Sebastian Bach. The source of the sound didn’t matter, because for the master of Leipzig, what counted were thought and intellect: the form, tonality and melodic contours ere more important than the instrument itself. And indeed, through this work of musical thought, Bach used different keyboards, prefiguring the instruments to come: the piano as a synthesis of the harpsichord, the organ and the clavichord.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Contraste

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