Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas (arr Grieg for two pianos)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas (arr Grieg for two pianos)


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

arr Grieg for two pianos

Fantasia in C minor, K475

arr Grieg for two pianos

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

arr Grieg for two pianos


In 1877 Edvard Grieg informed his publisher that he had added “a free, second piano to several of Mozart’s sonatas.” As he later emphasised, his modernization “did not change a single one of Mozart’s notes”, but constituted “a way of showing admiration for an old master.” Grieg also intended the pieces for a duo of student at teacher; here the performers are a pianist of exceptional distinction and her legendary mentor: Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter.

Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues - 9029592805

(CD)

$9.25

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 3

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 3


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 6 in D, K284 "Dürnitz"

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457


In the third instalment of Christian Blackshaw’s complete Mozart Piano Sonatas recorded live at Wigmore Hall, we journey through 14 years of composition exploring five contrasting works filled with emotional outpouring and harmonic invention.

From Sonata No. 6 in D major, written in Munich during a musically fruitful yet financially difficult period, to Sonata No. 14 in C minor, in which Mozart refuses to conform to the formality expected of the genre, this sublime recording demonstrates Christian Blackshaw’s captivating sensitivity and incomparable musicianship.

“there is created in the listener a sense of unlimited trust in the pianist's interpretative authority - whether in his instinct for relating of tempo choice to shaping of phrases and grading of dynamics, or in his always acutely sensitive, never showy placing of detail...oone of today's most completely accomplished keyboard Mozartians.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2015 *****

“Blackshaw takes his time, looking not for hidden depths but the beauty in the surface of the music, the scales and arpeggios which ‘flow like oil’ as Mozart was proud to say of his own playing.” CD Review, 25th July 2015

“Angular or strident sounds are not a part of Christian Blackshaw's technique. Instead a horizontally even line and lucid touch sustain his vision of Mozart.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

“This is magnificent programming, magnificently delivered.” International Piano, September-October 2015

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - August 2015

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2016

Instrumental Finalist

Wigmore Hall Live Christian Blackshaw Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas - WHLIVE0076/2

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.50

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas

Mozart: Piano Sonatas


Mozart:

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

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Rondo in D major, K485

Gigue in G Major, K574

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Rondo in A minor, K511

Fantasia in D minor, K397


Eight of Mozart’s divinely inspired Piano Sonatas here receive performances of mercurial inspiration from consummate-musician cum virtuoso-wizard Marc-André Hamelin. His four Haydn albums have enthralled—this new Mozart will not disappoint. Two Rondos, a Fantasia, and a decidedly quirky Gigue complete a delight of a double album.

“His extreme refinement of phrase and dynamics, his endlessly fresh approach to detail and breadth of line can be taken for granted: the first item, the late D major Sonata No. 18 has rarely burst off the page so full of vivacity and muscular energy....It's in slow movements...that a quality of alien sophistication...tends to interpose itself.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2015 ****

“Hamelin is never dull. He may not touch the heart through a perfect blend of control and insight, of pulse and flexibility, but his capacity for brilliance, for beauty of sound, and his flawless technical address can amount to pleasures in themselves.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

Hyperion - CDA68029

(CD - 2 discs)

$14.25

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas

Mozart: Piano Sonatas


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Sonata for Piano duet in C major, K521


“A much-admired Mozartian, Larrocha's refined and texturally immaculate performances illuminate the characterisation and operatic conversations in his music.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ****

RCA Classical Masters - 88697939812

(CD)

$6.50

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Mozart: Favourite Piano Sonatas

Mozart: Favourite Piano Sonatas


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'


A collection of four of the most popular of Mozart's sonatas, including the Alla Turca with its famous Rondo finale and the C major, KV545, sometimes called 'for beginners' and certainly played by many of them. Haebler delivers suitably eloquent performances.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4646322

(CD)

$8.75

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Gieseking Plays Mozart

Gieseking Plays Mozart


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Recorded 11th September 1955, Montreux

ORTF, Igor Markevitch

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Recorded 26th March 1955, New York

Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Guido Cantelli

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Recorded 10th November 1954, Hamburg

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Recorded 17th December 1948, Lausanne

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Victor Desarzens

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Recorded June 1949, Zurich

Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Volkmar Andreae

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

Recorded 17th August 1944


Music & Arts - MACD1008

(CD - 2 discs)

$20.50

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Les Bis' de Georges Athanasiadès

Les Bis' de Georges Athanasiadès

Grand Orgue de la Basilique de Saint-Maurice


anon.:

Choral St. Antoni

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus): Sonatina

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Cantata BWV156 'Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe': I. Sinfonia

Brahms:

Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 10 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen'

Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 in E minor

(arr. for organ)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 6 in B minor

(arr. for organ)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 10 in C sharp minor

(arr. for organ)

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Schubert:

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

Wagner:

Begluckt darf nun dich 'Pilgrims' Chorus' (from Tannhauser)

(arr. for organ F. Liszt)


Georges Athanasiadès (organ)

This recording of “The Encores” by Georges Athanasiadès is a joyful album, a serenade rich in delightful and popular melodies. This soundtrack of emotions displays a liberated Queen of instruments!

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Tudor - TUDOR7205

(CD)

$11.75

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 & 16

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 & 16


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'


Decca - 4830519

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 11, 12 & 16

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 11, 12 & 16


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'


Conrad Hansen (piano)

DG - 4796010

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Mozart: Keyboard Music Volumes 8 & 9

Mozart: Keyboard Music Volumes 8 & 9


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'

Acht Variationen in F-Dur über das Chorstück 'Dieu d'amour' (Grétry-Variationen) K352 (374c)

Suite in C major, K399

completed by R. Levin

Minuet in D major, K355

Gigue in G Major, K574

Kleiner Trauermarsch in c-moll: 'Marche funebre del Sig.r Maestro Contrapunto', K453a

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Variations (9) in D on a Menuet by Duport, K573

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279

Allegro in B flat major ("Sophie and Constanze"), K400

Fragment, completed by R. Levin

Allegro einer Sonate K312

Fragment, completed by R. Levin

Four Preludes K284a (formerly Capriccio in C major K395/300g)

Modulating Prelude, KV. 624


Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Paul McNulty, Divisov, Czech Republic, 2009, after Anton Walter & Sohn, Vienna, 1805. From the collection of Alexander Skeaping. Unequal temperament, A = 430

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout brings to a close his universally acclaimed Mozart cycle. The selections heard here range from the most famous (Sonata K545) to the least familiar (Fragments K312 and K400).

“Find yourself pulled in to an interpretation born of searching musical intelligence. Bezuidenhout plumbs depths rarely reached, affirming too that any score is a dead letter - unless nuances, inflections and aspects of emotional rhetoric that cannot be notated are discerned, felt and expressed” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“Articulation sparkles and ornaments are neat; slow movements sing like arias and he has fun giving weight to the Rondo themes; virtuosity buzzes under the surface but never becomes the focal point. On his modern keyboard – a Czech copy of an 1805 Viennese instrument – the sound is sweet, nutty and declamatory. Above all, Bezuidenhout knows how to make a fortepiano sing” The Guardian, 14th January 2016 ****

“These discs maintain the brilliant standards of previous issues. One of the South African Bezuidenhout’s great qualities is the naturalness of his ornamentation. It springs from the music, as opposed to being added on because it’s the thing to do...A treat.” Sunday Times, 6th March 2016

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Harmonia Mundi Bezuidenhout Mozart Series - HMU907532/33

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