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Friedrich Gulda - Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 26
Friedrich Gulda - Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 20 26
Actors: Friedrich Gulda, Munich Philharmonic, Janos Darvas
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     1999     1hr 23min

The world renowned Friedrich Gulda conducts and performs Mozart Piano Concertos K. 466 and K. 567 (The Coronation Concerto) with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. This engaging performance is sixty-six minutes long. In ad...  more »


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Actors: Friedrich Gulda, Munich Philharmonic, Janos Darvas
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: Pioneer
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/31/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1993
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, English

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Gulda Competes Well with Abbado and Argerich
BLee | HK | 02/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a LIVE recording, so a memeber of the audience coughed. What could be done about it? Show him the door and start all over again? A full orchestra for Mozart?? This is not Mahler! I got a feeling that quite a proportion of the DVD viewers aren't serious music lovers, caring more about visual or other things than music per se without due respect to the natural overall effect. So, new comers have better excercise care reading such reviews.I find the wood winds of Munich Orchestra most appealing, particularly the clarinet, which compares favourably with the present Berlin Philharmonic. Needless to say, the strings as well as the other sections are all upfront. Here you can see that Gulda the solist/conductor competes well, had he chosen to be a conductor, with his masterclass pupil, Abbado and note their striking similarirties. And as a pianist, he had even better control over the piano than his pupil, Martha Argerich and his understanding of music as well as his sense of structure and rhythm is so much stronger. Again, note the similarities between these two pianists.Horowitz said none of the US orchestra is any good. When people say something not nice about Berlin Philharmonic, they say it's got the Philadelphia sound... Well, get ready your pipe and smoke it."
Mozart Concerts
Alfredo Grimaldo | Brea, Ca USA | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just, Fantastic! I recomend it. Gulda is super. Buy it. You wouldn't be desappointed. Get Beethoven Piano Concerto #5. Terrific!"
Gulda is magical!
Mr. Scott L. Leather | Tucson, AZ United States | 10/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the most gratifying performance of Mozart piano concertos I have ever heard or seen anywhere at any time! Gulda conducts the Munich Philharmonic from the piano in the famous D Minor concerto (No. 20) and the "Coronation" Concerto (No. 26). The orchestra is clearly inspired by Gulda's ebullient conducting and playing. On the keyboard he plays out, projecting so you can hear the piano over the orchestra in the actual written passages. True to Mozartian style he accompanies the orchestra during tutti passages giving an absolutely perfect rythymic pulse to the performances. This is music making at its most joyous and you can tell Gulda simply loves the joy he is spreading in these performances. The orchestra is superb as well. The audio is available in excellent Dolby 5.1 surround sound as well as uncompressed PCM stereo. The camera work and sound quality are excellent. There's also an interesting interview with Gulda in german (with English subtitles) (the soundtrack in this mini-documentary is faulty however). We are even treated to an excerpt from Chopin's Berceuse in a wonderful performance.

All in all, to see what made Gulda such a legend, one has to see and hear the performances on this disc. His performance of the Beethoven Emperor concerto on another DVD is also spectacular."
A classic!
from California | USA | 09/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is not easy to classify an artist such as Friedrich Gulda.
This recording belongs to one of Gulda's "standards", a standard which is so high that most of modern pianists find it even hard to comprehend. Nevertheless, a few names whose great performances of Mozart are currently on the market come to mind . First, Gulda himself in a perfomance of Mozart's K467 with WIener Symphoniker "Authentic Interpretation". This recording surpasses even the current DVD with K466 and K537. Then there is a stunning Mozart CD by Andreas Staier with K.331, 332, 333 and Mozart CD with Robert Levin. This would conclude the list of artists who can argue with Gulda in Mozart. The Mozart year is coming in 2006 and we will hear much more of his music...One wishes 2006 never ends..."