Mozart Piano Concertos, Vol. 3
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
The first two volumes of Anne-Marie McDermott's Mozart piano concerto cycle with the Odense Symfoniorkester have received a superb critical reception. Volume 3 of the series hears the great American pianist in Mozart's final piano concerto, K. 595, paired with Mozart's sparkling, heartbreaking E-flat concerto, K. 449. The Odense Symfoniorkester is led by the German conductor, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
"This is Volume 3 in an ongoing series of Mozart piano concertos by U.S. pianist Anne-Marie McDermott with the Odense Symphony Orchestra of Denmark, and to my ears it would seem to be the best yet. Mozart herein reveals his mastery keeping audience and performers poised on the edge of expectation and alertness." - Phil's Classical Reviews
"While recordings of Mozart piano concertos continue to be plentiful, this one – by an exemplary soloist and orchestra, both of whom deserve greater recognition – is a welcome addition and we can look forward to further editions in the series." - theWholeNote
"McDermott magically renders her lines with the requisite amount of understatement when required, absolutely understanding that less can most certainly be more. All in all, a performance that deftly describes the composer’s ability to take seemingly innocent themes, and turn them into a magnificent composition. But that’s what masters do." - JWR