Pietro Spada, Philharmonia Orchestra - Salieri: The 2 Piano Concertos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:26 | 330 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | Catalog: 955
The two concertos are worth lisenting although not masterpices. The second in the disk is better. Spada's playing is delicate and precise although the tempi in both finales is rather slow. Not to be compared with those concertos by Mozart but good. The overture to "Les Horaces" is beautifully composed in a Gluckian style. Its final subject heard by the end is very inspired and heroic. The overture to "Semiramide" (presented as to either "La Secchia Rapita" or "Il Ricco di un Giorno" -I can not remember exactly- in other Salieri's CD) is less interesting and Spada's slow tempo reinforces the mediocrity of the piece.