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

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 4

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Volume 4

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 5 January 2013


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in C, K309

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

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

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


Mozart’s Piano Sonatas, important landmarks in any pianists’ repertoire, are seen as both wild improvisatory melodies and challenging exercises for Mozart’s pupils. In this, the conclusion of Christian Blackshaw’s complete Mozart Piano Sonatas, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, we hear four sonatas that extend from the composer’s early years until shortly before his death.

Each sonata is bought to life through Blackshaw’s luminous tone, compelling delicacy and virtuosity, as he explores the works with fresh insight and superlative musicality. Volume Three is Gramophone Editor's Choice in the August issue.

“The final instalment in Christian Blackshaw's Mozart sonata cycle is as musically illuminating as earlier discs in this series. Again, he gets inside the very distinctive qualities of each work, highlighting differences of emphasis that are not always apparent in other performances...Some of the most spellbinding playing is [K533's] slow movement.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2016 *****

“permit me to join the chorus of acclaim for his elegance of phrasing, limpid tone quality (captured in a demonstration-quality recording), tastefulness of nuance and ornamentation, and imaginative response to harmony and character. Every tiniest detail here is thought through... Yet nothing is fetishised. Perfection – or something very close to it – is in the service of freedom.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“His interpretations are highly cultured and lucid, models of poise and natural spontaneity.” International Piano, January/February 2016

“another welcome demonstration of his immaculate tone, delicate way with pacing and exquisite taste in articulation. In four sonatas taken from across the composer’s life, there is never a note of hurry or haste, and nothing that fails to enchant.” New York Times, 11th December 2015

“Donald Tovey described the sonatas as “written with his left hand” while the composer was occupied with greater things. Yet so searching and satisfying is Blackshaw’s playing, so felicitous his touch, we have no sense of inferior works, least of all the two on the second disc, the sparkling K576 and the irresistible K533, with its richly decorated, Bach-inspired slow movement.” Sunday Times, 18th October 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2016

Wigmore Hall Live Christian Blackshaw Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas - WHLIVE0078/2

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Keys to Mozart: Daria van den Bercken

Keys to Mozart: Daria van den Bercken


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

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

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Fantasia in C minor, K396

Gigue in G Major, K574


Daria van den Bercken (piano)

Dutch/Russian pianist Daria van den Bercken had the classical music world listening when she launched her project ‘Handel At The Piano’ in 2012, playing keyboard works by George Frideric Handel and finding a new audience for this music through videos, concerts and alternative stages including the back of a truck and suspended from a crane.

‘Handel At The Piano’ was well received home and abroad, leading to the prestigious Amsterdam Prize in 2012, concerts worldwide and a release on Sony Classical. Daria developed the Talk & Play presentation, in which she invites audiences to listen to music and rethink structures. Daria presented Talk & Play at the renowned forum for groundbreaking ideas, TED – Ideas Worth Spreading.

Daria has played recitals in all the major halls of The Netherlands, and is also a regular guest at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She won the Concertgebouw Vriendenkrans Prize 2005 and the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2006 and 2008. She has performed amongst others at the Virada Cultural Festival in São Paulo, the Delft Chamber Music Festival and the International Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam. Summer 2014 brought performances at the Henley and Petworth Festivals in the UK.

Embracing the world outside her own field of musical expertise continues to be the inspiration for Daria’s current project, ‘Keys to Mozart’. Daria has featured in a weekly series about classical music on prime time Dutch national television and is committed to actively reach out to younger audiences.

“I warmed to [den Bercken's] true oasis of calm in both the Adagios from K322 and K282, a pensiveness beyond her formidable focus...here is no Dresden china reduction and if, overall, admiration is qualified, it remains admiration.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2015

Sony - 88875060112

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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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Noriko Ogawa plays Mozart Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12

Noriko Ogawa plays Mozart Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

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

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332


Noriko Ogawa (piano)

Noriko Ogawa follows her recordings of Debussy’s solo piano works (BISCD1955/56) and Rachmaninov’s First and Fourth Piano Concertos (BIS-CD-975) with three piano sonatas by Mozart.

The three sonatas here are often grouped together as ‘the Paris Sonatas’.

At the time, Mozart was establishing himself in Vienna, and composed piano sonatas to exploit the growing market for printed music and to use as teaching material.

More than 200 years later these particular sonatas remain among Mozart’s best-loved compositions.

“Throughout this warmly engineered release, Ogawa sustains a wonderful lightness of touch utilising the pedal very sparingly and ensuring that all textures are crystal-clear. Among the many things that are admirable about her performances, I noted in particular the subtle gradation of dynamics in the way she shapes the opening melody in the Allegro moderato of K330...and the little touches of infectious humour” BBC Music Magazine, May 2013 ****

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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. 12 in F major, K332

Suite in C major, K399

Gigue in G Major, K574

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Variations (10) in G major on Gluck's 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint', K455

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457


Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

Released for the first time in 2003 and 2005, this two-CD set combines two Mozart recordings in which Andreas Staier raises the questions of ornamentation and improvisation with a hefty dose of impishness in his interpretative options (as in ‘his' Rondo alla turca!).

Andreas Staier plays a fortepiano by Monika May, Marburg, 1986, after Anton Walter, Vienna, 1785.

“Staier's playing is illuminating.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2012 ****

“The variety of colour he gets from it is seemingly infinite, as is his expressive range...And (early-music devotees, please note and emulate, if you can) his ornamentations almost always sound spontaneous, a natural extension of the written notes.” Sunday Times, 22nd July 2012

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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 ****

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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

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas K330, 331 'Alla Turca' & 333

Mozart: Piano Sonatas K330, 331 'Alla Turca' & 333


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

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

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333


Georges Pludermacher (piano)

At the time Mozart wrote Sonata No. 11, c1783 in Vienna or Salzburg, the music of Turkish Janissary bands was very much in fashion. These groups are thought to be the oldest form of military marching bands in the world. Indeed, at that time in Mozart's life, anything Ottoman was very much in vogue. The third and final movement of Sonata 11 was entitled 'Alla Turca' by Mozart himself and his quick, simple, yet rustic melody has become on eof his most popular works. Georges Pludermacher's recording was released for the first time in 1991.

"The pianist Pludermacher’s playing is intensely thoughtful and forward without being overbalancing.”

Sunday Times

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Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 8 & 24

Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 8 & 24

Recorded in Bamberg, April 1960 [K491] Berlin, Ufa Tonstudio, Jan.1961 [K331, 397] Jan 1962 [K246]


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Bamberg Symphoniker

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

Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 "Lützow"

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Ferdinand Leitner

Fantasia in D minor, K397


"When he is at his best he plays more beautifully than any of us," Alfred Brendel

Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff (1895–1991) was a major German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, he was particularly well known for his interpretations of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. His Mozart was also memorable as demonstrated on this well-filled Praga Digitals CD of performances from 1960-62.

Praga Digitals - PRD250359

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Mozart 225: Legendary Piano Performances

Mozart 225: Legendary Piano Performances


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Variations (12) on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' in C major, K265

Clara Haskil (piano)

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

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Rondo in D major, K485

Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Grigory Sokolov (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

Rondo in A minor, K511

Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

Adagio in B minor, K540

Alfred Brendel (piano)

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

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Sonata for Piano duet in C major, K521

Sviatoslav Richter, Benjamin Britten (piano duet)


Decca - 4831639

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