Music: Classic and Choice

Mozart: Piano Concerto in C, K. 246; Haydn: Piano Concerto in D (AnaMaria Vera pianist, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart conductor, Philips). Another up-and-coming pianist is Ana-Maria Vera of Washington, D.C. The joyous innocence with which she attacks these lighthearted concertos is at once admirable and touching. So is her sparkling technique and rapport with Maestro De Waart, the Dutchman who is succeeding Seiji Ozawa at the helm of the San Francisco Symphony. Ana-Maria, born in 1965. was eleven when this recording was made.

Mendelssohn: Quartet in D, Op. 44, No. 1;...

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