Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

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Dinu Lipatti plays Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart & Schubert

Dinu Lipatti plays Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart & Schubert


Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K9 in D minor

Schubert:

Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3


Dinu Lipatti (piano)

“God lent the world His chosen instrument, whom we called Dinu Lipatti, for too brief a space,” said the legendary recording producer Walter Legge of the sublime Romanian pianist, who died aged just 33 in 1950. A musician of poetry, grace and finesse, whose playing was described as ‘perfection’ by Alfred Cortot, he chose to focus on a carefully defined repertoire – in this recital, works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert and Chopin.

“This key part of Lipatti's small recorded legacy incluees some of the most cherished of all piano recordings. Lipatti's seminal Bach Partita No. 1 sits alongside his supreme Scarlatti, Mozart and Schubert. Timeless.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2015 *****

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Mozart: Keyboard Music Volume 7

Mozart: Keyboard Music Volume 7


Mozart:

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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Sechs Variationen in G-Dur, K180 ("Mio caro Adone")

Variations (9) in C major on a theme by Nicolas Dezede ‘Lison dormait' K264


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

In Volume 7 of his internationally praised Mozart cycle, Kristian Bezuidenhout includes two works influenced by Wolfgang's 1778 stay in Paris: the grandly proportioned Sonata in A minor, K310 and the dazzling Variations in C on 'Lison dormait', K264.

Kristian Bezuidenhout was born in South Africa in 1979. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, where he explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuo playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. He now lives in London. Bezuidenhout is a frequent guest artist with all of the principal period ensembles and orchestras of Europe, often assuming the role of guest director, and he collaborates regularly with many of today’s most celebrated artists.

He is a guest professor at the Schola Cantorum (Basel) and the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York) and he is Artistic Advisor for the Constellation Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His recordings for harmonia mundi have garnered consistently brilliant reviews. Volume 1 of his ongoing cycle of Mozart’s keyboard works was awarded a Caecilia Prize and Gramophone 'Recommends'; Volume 2: Classic FM Magazine Editor’s Choice *****, IRR Outstanding and CD Review Disc of the Week; Volume 3 a BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Choice and Volume 4 and IRR Outstanding.

“Hearing the discs themselves, one can hardly take one's ears off the performances because they go so far inside the music and reverse much of what you thought you knew...Bezuidenhout's elastic tempi give him room to probe for meaning but also allow panache that's so much a part of Mozart's buoyant temperament.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2015

“Bezuidenhout displays a consummate ease and naturalness at the instrument that seems second nature: he and the fortepiano are one...his interpretations continue to shed new light on these rich and varied works, even for listeners long familiar with them...if luck is on our side, the future may hold in store more of the robust, virtuosic and multi-faceted pleasures of Bezuidenhout’s Mozart.” International Record Review, February 2015

“in every bar Bezuidenhout establishes his complete mastery over the instrument by means of an extraordinary delicacy and refinement of touch and shading. He's a remarkable virtuoso, and a dazzlingly imaginative, multi-skilled Mozartian. He decorates repeats with style and wit.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2015 ****

“Bezuidenhout’s latest Mozart piano album has a peacock flourish about it. That’s partly due to the instrument, a modern reproduction of an 1805 fortepiano. The crisp attack and variety of tone are exceptional. Then there’s Bezuidenhout’s ornate artistry...Put instrument and artist together, though, and you have a perfect example of “going at it hammer and tongs”.” The Times, 20th February 2015 ***

“enchanting…Bezuidenhout doesn’t stint on the sonata’s [K310] depth of feeling; he conveys he Allegro maestro’s pounding intensity and the desolate Andante cantabile with total conviction. He’s also adept at teasing out the delights to be found in less challenging works…his sensitive touch and perfect timing confirm him as a true poet of the fortepiano.” International Piano, May/June 2015

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Harmonia Mundi Bezuidenhout Mozart Series - HMU907531

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Les Sauvages

Les Sauvages

Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris


Eckard:

Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Op. 1, No. 1

Hüllmandel:

Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Op. 3 No. 2

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Schobert:

Harpsichord Sonata Op. 14 No. 1 in E flat major

Tapray:

Les Sauvages avec 4 variations


Giulia Nuti (played on an original French 17th-century harpsichord rebuilt in 1788)

Towards the end of the 18th century, Paris enjoyed a musical tradition that granted the harpsichord a central place in its repertoire. Instrument makers had responded to the demands of composers for all kinds of technical capacities from the harpsichord; thus the late French harpsichord was a keyboard instrument not unto itself but very different from the harpsichords of Italy, Southern Germany, and the rest of Europe. The music performed on this recording spans from the final years of the 1760s to the late 1770s, and was written, or published, in Paris.

Deutsche HM - 88843060462

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Kempff plays Mozart Volume II

Kempff plays Mozart Volume II


Mozart:

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

Members of L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Karl Münchinger

Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

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

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner


Australian Eloquence Wilhelm Kempff Edition - ELQ4806648

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Claudio Arrau live from the Tanglewood Festival

Claudio Arrau live from the Tanglewood Festival


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

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


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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 25 & 26

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 25 & 26


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449

London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

New Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

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

New Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins

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

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Orchestra, Paul Angerer

Rondo in D major, K485

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310


Friedrich Gulda has become something of a cult figure in the music world. This 2CD set presents him in Mozart recordings – both concertos and solo works – largely for Decca, with one item, the Piano Concerto No. 17, recorded for Amadeo.

Born in Vienna in 1930, Gulda began formal lessons aged seven with Felix Pazofsky, and within five years had graduated to the Vienna Music Academy. The Viennese classics – especially Mozart and Beethoven – quickly established themselves at the heart of Gulda’s performing repertoire but he was also a remarkable jazz performer. It was while he was rapidly absorbing jazz into his musical bloodstream that Gulda cut his first Mozart concerto recordings for Decca, starting in 1954 with KV 449. His accompanists, as on the coupling of KV 505 and 537 recorded almost exactly a year later, were the New Symphony Orchestra of London, a studio ensemble of hand-picked players, and conductor-composer Anthony Collins, who during the same period recorded the first complete cycle of Sibelius’s symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra. What strikes one in particular about these recordings is their surprisingly ‘modern’ approach, free of Romantic rhetoric, with speeds effortlessly maintained and rhythms kept buoyant and sparkling, matched by a beguiling textural clarity and staccato precision.

The more overtly affectionate Viennese recording of KV 453 dates from 1960 and features another ad-hoc group, this time selected by Gulda himself, under Paul Angerer, a Hans Swarowsky protégé who was then rapidly establishing his conducting credentials having spent the early part of his career playing viola in the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Mozart’s piano sonatas are often treated as second-class citizens by comparison with the concertos, yet for Gulda they were an essential part of his creative output. ‘The sonatas are private preliminary conversations leading to the operas,’ he reasoned. Gulda’s first recordings for Decca were captured in 1947 and the following year he turned his hands to Chopin and Mozart’s KV 576 Sonata, a reading whose micro-inflected tonal purity and seamless cantabile is reminiscent of Dinu Lipatti.

Bringing Gulda’s lifelong devotion to Mozart full close, he once expressed a peculiar desire to die on Mozart’s birthday. Remarkably, on 27 January 2000, exactly 244 years after Mozart was born, Gulda passed away, aged 69.

“Friedrich Gulda is in attentive mode in this predominantly well-behaved Mozart. There's delicacy and bite by turn, though little of the spontaneity one hopes for.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 ***

“Admirably clean, well balanced, true recording of a wise-like (i.e. gracious-cum-judicious) performance” Gramophone Magazine (Sonata No. 18)

“In the Andantino and the finale, the pianist’s neat, deft playing, his sure sense of balance and admirable control, bear their rewards … Mozart’s music is allowed to speak for itself, and does so, eloquently.” Gramophone Magazine (Concerto No. 14)

“Gulda's playing is impeccable … The orchestral playing is distinctly good … The recording is first-rate” Gramophone Magazine (Concertos 25 & 26)

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4803442

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Alfred Brendel plays Mozart in Vienna

Alfred Brendel plays Mozart in Vienna


Mozart:

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

I Solisti di Zagreb, Antonio Janigro

Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449

I Solisti di Zagreb, Antonio Janigro

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310


Two famous LPs on CD. Excellent sound quality.

“Brendel’s 1968 performance of No. 9 is quite outstanding, elegant and beautifully precise….orchestra is just right…the performance of No. 14 is also first rate… a memorably vivacious finale. Outstanding re-issue with natural sound….clean remastering.” Penguin Guide

“This concerto (K271), described by Brendel as one of the wonders of the world and a vision of everything the classical piano could become, was also a favourite of Busoni. In a recent interview Brendel admitted that he struggled with Mozart in early years but found the key to its interpretation during the Fischer master classes he attended as an 18 year old (playing the K310 Sonata).” James Murray

Alto - ALC1047

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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 Sonatas Nos. 7 - 9

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7 - 9


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in C, K309

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311


Presto CD

Philips - 4127412

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas K310 & K457

Mozart: Piano Sonatas K310 & K457


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457


Presto CD

Philips - 4125252

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