Maria Tipo plays concerti as she plays everything else, with care and the utmost attention to detail.
The two Mozart concerti offered hereunder are master classes in how to play this music. It helps that Maria Tipo is accompanied in the D minor by the extraordinary Swiss conductor, Peter Maag, who's control over an orchestra is so like her own. Both understand phrasing and its shaping to perfection. And the cadenzas, oh my.
Listen to detail in the Beethoven 4th concerto. Listen, in particular, to the ends of phrases and to the finish of isolated chords so often thrown away in an attempt to get through a piece. There is not one note, one arpeggio, nor one chord struck that does not get her full attention. Passages that you have heard played a thousand times will appear before you as entirely new.
Her Chopin, as I said on the Maria Tipo page, it is simply to die for. Unfortunately, we have only one movement from the F minor concerto. Ah, destino crudele! Maria Tipo plays concerti so beautifully, and you permit us only these very few examples of her great art to enjoy.
Bach Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Vittorio Gui conducting l'Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI
07:58 ii Adagio
15:20 iii Allegro
recorded live in 1963
Mozart Piano Concerto 20 in D minor, K 466
15:31 ii Romanze
25:10 iii Allegro assai
Peter Maag conducting l'Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Mozart Piano Concerto 27 in B♭ major, K 595
Hans Vonk conducting the Cologne (WDR) Radio Symphony Orchestra
13:56 ii Larghetto
21:50 iii Allegro
Clementi Waltz for piano, triangle and tambourine, Op 38~9
with Luciano Di Labio and Giannino Ferrari
Beethoven Piano Concerto 4 in G major, Op 58
Marco Zuccarini conducting l'Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza
i Allegro moderato
20:34 ii Andante con moto
26:31 iii Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin Piano Concerto 2 in F minor, Op 21
unidentified conductor and orchestra
recorded in 1955
For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background
which is also available as an audiobook.
And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:
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