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Charles Richard-Hamelin

Mozart PC No. 22, 24, w/Les Violons du Roy - Cohen

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1 Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482: I. Allegro  
2 Andante  
3 Allegro  
4 Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491: I. Allegro  
5 Larghetto  
6 Allegretto  
7 Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture  
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For their first album collaboration, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Jonathan Cohen, have chosen to record Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24.

"This project, which brings together two of my favourite Mozart concertos, was an unforgettable experience. Throughout the recording, I felt like I was doing chamber music with each member of Les Violons du Roy and their conductor, Jonathan Cohen. The piano concertos Nos. 22 and 24 complement each other beautifully, both from a formal and tonal perspective and in their highly different characters: if the concerto No. 22 is distinguished by its spirit and contagious vitality, the concerto No. 24 is an extremely powerful and tragic work. The fact that I wrote my own cadences for these two concertos adds a very personal touch to this production, which I am very pleased to present to you," affirms Charles Richard-Hamelin about this new album recorded at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City and which is his sixth release on the Analekta label.

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