Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, 23 & 24
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Ferdinand Leitner & Wilhelm Kempff
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This is the best recording of K491 I have ever heard. Kempff and Leitner take it as a symphony with piano obligato rather than a concerto for piano and orchestra. Given the content of K491 the approach is more than appropriate. K488 draws some of the most ethereal playing that Kempff ever commited to disc. Even the little K246 is joyous and feels quite right after the gravitas of K491.