Mozart: Adagio in B minor, K540

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Mozart-Contrasts: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 26

Mozart-Contrasts: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 26

and piano works in minor keys


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

Camerata Bern, Erich Hobarth

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Rondo in A minor, K511

Adagio in B minor, K540


Oliver Schnyder (piano)

RCA - 88697323172

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Mozart: Piano Works

Mozart: Piano Works


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Rondo in D major, K485

Adagio in B minor, K540


Trudelies Leonhardt (fortepiano Paul McNulty, 1992, after Walter, 1795)

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Musica Omnia - MO0706

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Mozart: Fantasia - Organ Works

Mozart: Fantasia - Organ Works


Mozart:

Overture in C major, K399(385i)

(arr. Organ)

Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K594

(arr. Organ)

Clavierstück K15ii B flat major

(arr. Organ)

Allegro in F major, K15a

(arr. Organ)

Clavierstuck in B flat, K15q

(arr. Organ)

Piano Piece K15o

(arr. Organ)

Adagio in B minor, K540

(arr. Organ)

Allegro in G K72a

(arr. Organ)

Fugue in G minor, K401

(arr. Organ)

Gigue in G Major, K574

(arr. Organ)

Fantasia in F minor, K383a/b

(arr. Organ)

Andantino in E flat major, K236 (K588b)

(arr. Organ)

Andante in F major, K616

(arr. Organ)

Adagio in C major, K356

(arr. Organ)

Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K608

(arr. Organ)


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Decca - 4830909

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Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago

Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago


Chopin:

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

Mazurka No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7 No. 3

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Liszt:

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Soirées de Vienne: valse-caprice No. 6 (after Schubert), D427 No. 6

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540

Rondo in D major, K485

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K135 in E major

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Scriabin:

3 Pieces for piano, Op. 2: Etude in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Horowitz Interview with Norman Pellegrini

Horowitz Interview with Thomas Willis


Vladimir Horowitz. Even more than twenty-five years after his death, his name still conjures up magical imagery. An artist of extraordinary pianistic abilities, Horowitz came to define an era, when performing artists put their personal stamp on everything they did. And Horowitz did it like no one else, before or since.

This CD set is taken from one of those concerts, a recital from Orchestra Hall, Chicago, on October 26, 1986. Here we hear him in his element, before a live audience. We may not be able to attend a Horowitz recital anymore, but this is the next best thing – with a little imagination, we can become part of the audience ourselves, and it’s just thrilling.

Horowitz performed in Chicago thirty-seven times in all, including twenty-seven solo recitals, starting in the year 1928. He was very popular there, and that popularity caused him to give repeat performances four times in the 1960s and 1970s, in order to reach as many patrons as possible. By 1986, he’d come up with perhaps a better plan: a concert that would be broadcast, as a gift to the city of Chicago. This concert marks the final time Horowitz played in Chicago.

“No one could imitate anything Horowitz did, and that’s particularly true of his Scarlatti, which combines lightness of action and the subtlest of pedalling...Schumann’s Arabeske, new to his DG output though by no means new to his discography as a whole, has a pearlescent beauty, a reactivity that gives new tints to the main theme each time it reappears...this is another compelling addition to the vast Horowitz legacy.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“Recorded by WFMT’s engineers in 1986 during the pianist’s Indian summer, this fly-on-the-wall glimpse of Horowitz live is both welcome and enjoyable. Scarlatti and Mozart glitter; Schumann and Liszt compel: this is vintage stuff.” Classical Music, January 2016 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2016

DG and Decca Sale

DG - 4794649

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Paul Badura-Skoda plays Mozart

Paul Badura-Skoda plays Mozart


Mozart:

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'

Adagio in B minor, K540


The second part of the latest Mozart trilogy by the pianist and honorary doctor Paul Badura-Skoda on the period fortepiano by Anton Walter (1790) is entirely characterized by tragedy. Apparently separated from the pinnacle of his outward success in Vienna (around 1784), the Sonata in C minor KV 457, composed the same year, heralds a new era in Mozart’s life, the inner and outer tragedy that led to him finally dying in squalor. The sequence of tragic minor works by Mozart during his years in Vienna, which concluded with the unfinished Requiem of 1791, also includes the Fantasias in C minor KV 475 and D minor KV 397 as well as the subdued and moving Adagio in B minor: lamenting, menacing, but also, in the manner typical of Mozart, glorifying and reconciliatory notes – laughing amongst tears. His last Piano Sonata in D major, by contrast, links cheerful elegance to polyphonic structural depth and outshines the previous gloom like a satyr play.

Gramola - GRAM98990

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Treasures of the Empfindsamkeit

Treasures of the Empfindsamkeit


Bach, C P E:

Free Fantasia, for keyboard in F sharp minor, H300/Wq67

Keyboard Sonata in E minor, Wq. 52/6 (H129)

La Stahl, Wq. 117/25 (H94)

L'Aly Rupalich, Wq. 117/27 (H95)

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540

Muthel:

Arioso and 12 Variations No. 2 in C Minor


Carole Cerasi (Hoffmann Clavichord, 1784)

Following up on her 1998 award-winning recording of CPE Bach sonatas, Carole Cerasi has turned, in her latest release, to that ultimate personal and rarefied musical instrument, the clavichord, to present a recital of profound musical utterances that epitomise the progressive musical style, Empfindsamkeit or 'sensitive style', so beloved of CPE Bach. Opening with one of his most astonishing works, the Fantasie in F sharp minor, she aims to illuminate this particularly expressive style, finding its manifestation in unusual corners of mainstream repertoire and placing contemporary composers in revealing context. Carole Cerasi had the great privilege to have access to the Hoffman clavichord of 1784 housed at Hatchlands Park, which has never before been recorded for commercial release.

The release is part of a series of events Carole Cerasi is taking part in to focus on the music of CPE Bach in 2014, his tercentenary year, including a recital in the Lufthansa Baroque Festival in London. CPE Bach is a composer with whom she has a great affinity and her playing of his distinctive style illustrates his comment “One should play from the soul, not like a trained bird”. Joining CPE Bach on this disc are works by Mozart and Haydn in “Empfindsamkeit” style. Mozart always declared his debt to CPE Bach, observing “He is the father, we are the children”. An Arioso and variations by Johann Gottfried Müthel completes the programme. The disc includes notes by musicologist and keyboard player Tim Roberts.

Carole won the Gramophone Award with her first disc on Metronome (Jacquet de la Guerre) and has received many other awards for the subsequent 8 recordings she has undertaken with Metronome, her most recent release of Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti received worldwide critical acclaim.

“[Cerasi’s performance] intensifies the listening experience on this truly inspiring disc, bringing intimacy as only the clavichord can...In her extremely capable hands, the music is transformed into finely carved works of art” Early Music Today, May 2015 *****

“Cerasi plays all three movements of the E minor Sonata sensationally, exploiting the instrument's twangy sonorities at full-tilt. In Muthel's Arioso and Variations, Cerasi's agogic stresses and carefully considered accents intensify embellishments and key isolated single notes in the bass without sounding the least mannered.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2014

“this disc [is] an interesting addition to the discography of 18th-century keyboard music. Moreover, Carole Cerasi delivers outstanding performances and plays a splendid historical clavichord by Christian Gotthelf Hoffmann of 1784.” MusicWeb International, 17th November 2014

Metronome - METCD1091

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Mozart auf der Orgel

Mozart auf der Orgel


Mozart:

Adagio & Fugue in C minor for Strings, K546

Adagio in B minor, K540

Gigue in G Major, K574

Allegro einer Sonate K312

Fugue in G minor, K401

Organ chorale 'Ach Gott von Himmel sieh darein' (Psalm XII) K620

Requiem in D minor, K626: Kyrie

Andante in F major, K616

Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K594

Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K608


Ludger Lohmann (Holzhey organ of Munster Obermarchtal)

Motette - CD13961

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Haydn, Mozart, Liszt & Debussy: Piano Recital

Haydn, Mozart, Liszt & Debussy: Piano Recital


Debussy:

Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Liszt:

Douze Grandes Etudes, S137 (1837), No. 10 in F minor

Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171/R16

Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540


Lu Yi (piano)

Naxos - 970190

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas K283 & K333

Mozart: Piano Sonatas K283 & K333


Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540

Zwölf Variationen in Es-Dur über das französische Lied 'La belle Francoise' K353 (300f)

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333


Pierre Leconte (piano)

Pavane - ADW7232

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Bazaar

Bazaar


Bartsch:

Schritte Schritte in die Nacht...Jogging Groove...Tanzerisches

Beckmann, H:

Bazaar

Brahms:

Intermezzo in A flat, Op. 76 No. 3

Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 76 No. 7

Intermezzo in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4

Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76 No. 2

Debussy:

Epigraphes antiques (6): No. 1, Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'été

Rêverie

Arabesque No. 2

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 30 No. 2 in B flat minor

Song without Words, Op. 85 No. 2 in A minor

Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 5 in B minor

Song without Words, Op. 102 No. 3 in C major

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 in G minor

Mower:

Here we go again

Mozart:

Fugue in G minor, K401

Adagio in B minor, K540

Gigue in G Major, K574

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Telemann:

Quartet TWV 43:e3 in E minor (or Trio)


Arcadie Quartett

Querstand - VKJK1118

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$14.00

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