In 2021 the Academy of Ancient Music will undertake an ambitious initiative to record Mozart’s complete piano concertos – a project begun in 1993 with scholar-pianist Robert Levin on Decca’s L’Oiseau Lyre imprint.
Taking advantage of quieter diaries in the coming months, we will record more than five discs of music, including Mozart’s best-loved numbered concertos as well as lesser-known works and fragments completed by Robert Levin. The albums will be released to coincide with AAM’s 50th anniversary in 2023-24, with an eventual ‘complete set’ issued in partnership with Decca in the years following.
In his lifetime, Mozart was better-known as a pianist than a composer, and was particularly acclaimed for his dazzling virtuosity and improvisational abilities. Robert Levin will recreate this approach, bringing a sense of adventure to each performance and restoring improvisation to its rightful place at the heart of each composition.
We need your help to bring this project to fruition. The total costs are £250,000 and we are inviting supporters to ‘sponsor’ an element of the work, for example one of our musicians or a complete concerto (for details of available options, see right).
If you would like to support this project, you can give using the ‘Donate’ button on the right of this page.
For further information on this project, contact Liz Brinsdon 07534 997803 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.