VALERIE TRYON - Mozart Concertos
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor K491 (cadenza - Leopold Godowsky)
Rondo in A major K386 (edition: Tyson & Mackerras)
Piano Concerto No 25 in C major K 503 (cadenza - Hummel) alternative Hummel cadenza to K491
VALERIE TRYON (piano),
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ROBERT TRORY (conductor)
Here’s something unexpected from APR - a brand new recording of Mozart Concertos with Valerie Tryon and the LSO! To celebrate Valerie’s 75th birthday this year we have recorded her playing concertos by the composer perhaps closest to her heart, and with the LSO accompanying and the highest production values (Andrew Keener, producer & Simon Eadon, engineer) here is a disc, more than any other, which shows what a hidden treasure we have in the pianism of this neglected artist.
As an added bonus for pianophiles, Valerie has given us the premiere recording of Leopold Godowsky’s cadenza to the C minor concerto. Inauthentic - without a doubt! But fascinating none the less, and those of a timid disposition can replace this with the safer Hummel cadenza which is added to the CD as an appendix. Finally, to complete this well filled disc we have the charming Rondo K386, a work which was long played wthout Mozart’s original ending which was thought lost; those missing pages recently came to light and we have recorded the most up-to-date version of this work, published in 2007.