WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)/ JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL (1778-1837): Piano Concerto No. 18 in B Flat, K.537, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550.
Catalogue Number: 01I035
Description: The last of Hummel's Mozart piano concerto arrangements came out in 1836 and like the rest, it contains Hummel's own introductions and cadenzas with wide-ranging modulations and extensive thematic development, while leaving Mozart's own piano solo line, at the most, lightly ornamented. The symphonies were transcribed much earlier and are particularly notable for their blisteringly fast metronome markings - much like Beethoven's own in his symphonies. Fumiko Shiraga (piano), Henrik Wiese (flute), Peter Clemente (violin), Tibor Bényi (cello).