Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 24

Release Date:

4th October 2019

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£12.99 (1CD Jewel Case | 20-page booklet)



“Hochman doesn’t so much impose an interpretative overview as allow the music room to breathe with disarming naturalness” ★★★★★ – BBC Music Magazine

“Mr. Hochman, whose career as a pianist has been thriving, took time off recently to study conducting. It was time well spent. The stylistic insight, elegance and sparkle of Mr. Hochman’s pianism are beautifully matched by the playing of the orchestra” – The New York Times

“Following the footsteps of Daniel Barenboim and Murray Perahia, he achieves great success with both pieces. This is a very stimulating and life-affirming record” – MusicWeb International

“His rendition of the G major concerto (No. 17) has captivated me anew: fluent and subtly shaded throughout, Hochman directs the English Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard with aplomb. Avie’s sound, as always, is clean and natural, allowing the music to bloom. Recommended” – International Piano

“Directing from the keyboard, Hochman secures good ensemble from the ECO” – The Sunday Times

“Hochman directs the ECO, an ensemble with a long-established Mozartian heritage” – Gramophone


Internationally acclaimed pianist Benjamin Hochman brings his new conductorial skills to this impeccable release of two Mozart concertos, the joyful and lithe No. 17 in G major, and the dark and explosive No. 24 in C minor. Directing from the keyboard, Benjamin leads the finest Mozartian orchestra in the world, the English Chamber Orchestra.



Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K453
1. I. Allegro (11.50)
2. II. Andante (9.36)
3. III. Allegretto – Presto (7.41)

Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K491
4. I. Allegro (13.56)
5. II. Larghetto (7.18)
6. III. Allegretto (8.56)

Total duration: 59.18

Benjamin Hochmanpiano and conductor
English Chamber Orchestra

Recorded: 1-2 April 2019, St. John Smith Square, London
Producer: Eric Wen
Engineer: Dennis Patterson

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