When the Finnish pianist Rantala heard the whole concerto, KV 467, at a concert, he instantly fell in love with the piece. The pianist, who is also classically trained, had always dreamed of performing this concerto, so it was no surprise that when the opportunity came, he seized it with enthusiasm. It happened in 2017 at jazzahead! in Bremen in Germany, and the event is now available as a live recording. Rantala was aware of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen orchestra for 35 years, and believed they are the top chamber ensemble in Germany so he teamed up with them. Other pieces on the recording apart from the Mozart piano concerto are solo interpretations of Leonard Bernstein's “Candide Overture” and John Lennon's “Imagine”.
- 1. pekka pohjola ( Iiro Rantala)
- 2. freedom ( Iiro Rantala)
- 3. piano concerto no.21, c major, kv 467: I allegro maestoso ( Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- 4. piano concerto no.21, c major, kv 467: II andante ( Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- 5. piano concerto no.21, c major, kv 467: III allegro vivace ( Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- 6. candide overture ( Leonard Bernstein)
- 7. karma / everyone with a heart ( Iiro Rantala)
- 8. tears for esbjörn ( Iiro Rantala)
- 9. imagine ( John Lennon)
"...the term `re-imagined` never seemed more appropriate."