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Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, The "Viennese Oracle" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) releases his newest Sony Classical album, a recording of Mozart's Piano Concertos No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 and No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 with conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Vienna. The recording is a live account of Buchbinder's concerts with Concentus Musicus at the Vienna Musikverein in June 2012.
This marks the first time that Rudolf Buchbinder has performed in public on a period instrument; for these concerts he played a pianoforte that is a reproduction of a 1792 Anton Walter instrument created by fortepiano maker Paul McNulty. "I have always been fascinated by the variety, technique and sound of historical instruments, and even had a representative collection of them," Buchbinder says. "Recording Mozart's piano concertos'on a pianoforte was an exciting experience which I enjoyed very much. I was genuinely'obsessed with this sound."
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