Mozart: Mature Sonatas for Violin and Piano

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Mozart: Mature Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Catalogue No:

8802022

Discs:

4

Release date:

27th Sept 2010

Barcode:

8718247710225

Medium:

CD
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Mozart: Mature Sonatas for Violin and Piano


Mozart:

Violin Sonata No. 26 in B flat major, K378

Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301

Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K305

Violin Sonata No. 24 in F major, K376

Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K379

Violin Sonata No. 17 in C major, K296

Violin Sonata No. 19 in E flat major, K302

Violin Sonata No. 20 in C major, K303

Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304

Variations (12) in G major on 'La Bergère Célimène, K374a (K359)

Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K306

Violin Sonata No. 25 in F major, K377

Violin Sonata No. 28 in E flat major, K380

Violin Sonata No. 32 in B flat major, K454

Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481

Violin Sonata No. 35 in A major, K526

Violin Sonata No. 36 in F major, K547 'For Beginners'

Six Variations in G minor on 'Hélas, j'ai perdu mon amant', K360


Henryk Szeryng (violin) & Ingrid Haebler (piano)

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These recordings dating from 1969 to 1973, were acclaimed by the critics at the time, and are still considered benchmark interpretations even in this age of period practice. Henryk Szeryng was born in 1918 in Warsaw, the son of a pianist mother and a wealthy industrialist father. By the age of 9 he had sufficient skill on the violin to play the Mendelssohn concerto for Huberman – a close friend of the family. Huberman recommended that the boy study with Flesch, which he did until he was 13. Flesch encouraged his pupils to establish their own musical personality upon their performances. In 1933, his big break came, performing the Beethoven concerto with Bruno Walter in Warsaw. Further study in Paris cemented his admiration for the French Violin School. ‘They don’t attack the violin, they don’t rape it, they treat it like a human being,’ he once remarked. He became friends with Enescu and Thibaud, and studied with Nadia Boulanger. His war years were spent in Mexico working for General Sikorski, and he succeeded in placing 4000 Polish refugees in the country.

Among his great recordings are the complete solo sonatas and partitas of Bach, the great concertos from Bach to Bartok and these recordings of the Mozart Sonatas with Ingrid Haebler. His playing is noble in style, almost aristocratic, and he adhered to the text – everything is scrupulously prepared and executed.

‘Its first movement has a tone of tenderness and elegance with a stylistic sophistication… when combined with a degree of technical brilliance, as they are. The movement is most expertly played here…Szeryng and Miss Haebler shape it exquisitely’ K378 Gramophone, May 1971

‘There is taste, humour and brilliance in these performances…a superlative record’ K301, 305, 376, 379 Gramophone, January 1975

Mozart: Violin Sonata #17 In C, K 296 - 1. Allegro Vivace

Mozart: Violin Sonata #17 In C, K 296 - 2. Andante Sostenuto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #17 In C, K 296 - 3. Rondo: Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #18 In G, K 301 - 1. Allegro Con Spirito

Mozart: Violin Sonata #18 In G, K 301 - 2. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #19 In E Flat, K 302 - 1. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #19 In E Flat, K 302 - 2. Rondo

Mozart: Violin Sonata #20 In C, K 303 - 1. Adagio, Molto Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #20 In C, K 303 - 2. Tempo Di Minuetto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #21 In E, K 304 - 1. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #21 In E, K 304 - 2. Tempo Di Minuetto

Mozart: 12 Variations On "La Bergère Celimene", K 359

Mozart: Violin Sonata #22 In A, K 305 - 1. Allegro Di Molto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #22 In A, K 305 - 2. Andante Grazioso

Mozart: Violin Sonata #23 In D, K 306 - 1. Allegro Con Spirito

Mozart: Violin Sonata #23 In D, K 306 - 2. Andante Cantabile

Mozart: Violin Sonata #23 In D, K 306 - 3. Allegretto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #24 In F, K 376 - 1. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #24 In F, K 376 - 2. Andante

Mozart: Violin Sonata #24 In F, K 376 - 3. Rondeau

Mozart: Violin Sonata #25 In F, K 377 - 1. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #25 In F, K 377 - 2. Andante

Mozart: Violin Sonata #25 In F, K 377 - 3. Tempo Di Minuetto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #26 In B Flat, K 378 - 1. Allegro Moderato

Mozart: Violin Sonata #26 In B Flat, K 378 - 2. Andante Sostenuto E Cantabile

Mozart: Violin Sonata #26 In B Flat, K 378 - 3. Rondo: Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #27 In G, K 379 - 1. Adagio, Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #27 In G, K 379 - 2. Theme & Variations

Mozart: Violin Sonata #28 In E Flat, K 380 - 1. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #28 In E Flat, K 380 - 2. Andante Con Moto

Mozart: Violin Sonata #28 In E Flat, K 380 - 3. Rondeau: Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #32 In B Flat, K 454 - 1. Largo, Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata #32 In B Flat, K 454 - 2. Andante

Mozart: Violin Sonata #32 In B Flat, K 454 - 3. Allegretto

Mozart: Violin Sonata In E Flat, K 481 - 1. Molto Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata In E Flat, K 481 - 2. Adagio

Mozart: Violin Sonata In E Flat, K 481 - 3. Allegretto

Mozart: Violin Sonata In A, K 526 - 1. Allegro Molto

Mozart: Violin Sonata In A, K 526 - 2. Andante

Mozart: Violin Sonata In A, K 526 - 3. Presto

Mozart: Violin Sonata In F, K 547 - 1. Andantino Cantabile

Mozart: Violin Sonata In F, K 547 - 2. Allegro

Mozart: Violin Sonata In F, K 547 - 3. Tema Con Variazioni

Mozart: Variations On "Hélas, J'Ai Perdu", K 360

BBC Music Magazine

January 2011

****

“These are beautiful, stylish, polished performances”

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