Katia und Marielle Labèque, piano
Krzysztof Urbański, conductor
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Concerto for two Pianos and Orchestra in E flat major, KV 365 (1779)
Le sacre du printemps (1913)
Stravinsky was continuously inspired by Mozart's music and described him as an «extraordinary rhythmist». The way Mozart ‹grooves› is already audible in the introduction to the Concerto for two Pianos, but when the two sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque exchange the motifs of the final movement like imagined balls, the music takes off and you hear who the gods love.
Electrifying in a completely different, wild and archaic way are the «extraordinary rhythms» in Stravinsky's Sacre, which has evolved from a Parisian scandal piece to an ‹evergreen›.
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