Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Piano Concerto # 20 in d minor, K. 466 is the most historically popular and influential among his keyboard concertos. Clara Haskil, a woman whose life was plagued by medical misfortunes, was able to identify with both the delicate and tragic aspects of K. 466. From her pure and self-effacing playing emerges her own short, stunning firstmovement cadenza, shuddering with forbidding bass trills and only a bare glimmer of grace and sun to penetrate the gloom.
Direct Metal Master
Made in the E.U.
Clara Haskil, piano
Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony)
Bernhard Paumgartner, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Romance
1. III. Allegro assai
2. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A Major, K. 386
Recorded October 1954