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

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William Youn plays Mozart Sonatas 4

William Youn plays Mozart Sonatas 4


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

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


William Youn (piano)

“It has long been known that William Youn has joined the ranks of the world’s leading Mozart and Chopin interpre-ters. The complete recording of the Mozart piano sona-tas, made for the Oehms label by the South Korean pia-nist based in Munich, is already setting new standards of excellence in their interpretation on the modern grand piano.”

Hardly anything more can be added to this verdict by Marco Frei in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung of 6 May 2016 – except perhaps that this is a fantastic fourth issue and the recordings for Volume 5 are scheduled to be made in Munich this coming December.

“William Youn is a pianist of great sensitivity, as previous reviewers have noted. But more than that, he is a Mozartian of complete naturalness” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

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Oehms William Youn plays Mozart Sonatas - OC1856

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Martha Argerich: Early Recordings - Vinyl Edition

Martha Argerich: Early Recordings - Vinyl Edition


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960

Mozart:

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

WDR, Cologne, 23 January 1960

Prokofiev:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

WDR Cologne, 31 October 1967

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Sonatine

WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960


Martha Argerich’s exhilarating early recordings, released here for the first time, include sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven that appear nowhere else in her discography; Prokofiev’s Third Sonata is also a recording première.

This set displaying the young virtuoso includes her first recordings of Ravel’s Gaspard and his Sonatine, as well as Prokofiev Seventh Sonata, full of mystery and verve. They show her to be an eloquent and imaginative artist at the age of 18, already at the peak of her abilities.

This release documents some of the radio recordings she made for North German (NDR) and West German Radio (WDR) in 1960 and 1967 and is released in time for her 75th birthday celebration on 5th June 2016.

DG - 4796065

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Martha Argerich: Early Recordings

Martha Argerich: Early Recordings


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960

Mozart:

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

WDR, Cologne, 23 January 1960

Prokofiev:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

WDR Cologne, 31 October 1967

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

NDR Hamburg, 16 March 1960

Sonatine

WDR Cologne, 8 September 1960


Martha Argerich’s exhilarating early recordings, released here for the first time, include sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven that appear nowhere else in her discography; Prokofiev’s Third Sonata is also a recording première. This set displaying the young virtuoso includes her first recordings of Ravel’s Gaspard and his Sonatine, as well as Prokofiev Seventh Sonata, full of mystery and verve. They show her to be an eloquent and imaginative artist at the age of 18, already at the peak of her abilities. This release documents some of the radio recordings she made for North German (NDR) and West German Radio (WDR) in 1960 and 1967 and is released in time for her 75th birthday celebration on 5th June 2016.

“The interpretations of that, the Sonatine and Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata, may be those of a young pianist without any technical fears, but they are also very clearly those of a supreme musician in the making.” The Observer, 1st June 2016 *****

“The difficulty in writing about the piano playing of Martha Argerich is that it is now, and always has been, so relentlessly good...Her Mozart bubbles with the freshness and effervescence of a Bernini fountain in the midday sun...Argerich’s command of Prokofiev is quite unlike anyone else’s, his compatriots included.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2016

“This 1960 Gaspard is fleeter, more mercurial than her subsequent DG studio version and is a must-hear, as are Prokofiev’s third (blistering) and seventh sonatas. Much of this material has been available unofficially before, but never with (mono) mastertape quality sound or such fine documentation” Classical Music, August 2016 *****

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DG - 4795978

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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

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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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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

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Claudio Arrau In Germany

Claudio Arrau In Germany

Pre-War Recordings from the Collection of Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

Chopin:

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Haydn:

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Liszt:

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

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 11 'Harmonies du soir'

Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (Années de pèlerinage III, S. 163 No. 4)

Mozart:

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


One gets a fair semblance of Arrau's artistry through a remarkable cache of recordings made for German Radio in 1937 and 1938. They are released here for the first time, with the exception of the Liszt E Flat concerto, which appeared on a long unavailable Russian Melodya LP and two rare commercially issued Parlophone 78s, added as encores. While Arrau made several important recordings prior to his emigration from Germany, his pre-war discography is small in comparison to his prolific output from the mid-forties on, when the pianist's international reputation solidified. The present compilation, therefore, adds significantly to what we know of Arrau's prime years.

Music & Arts - MACD1060

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Claudio Arrau Plays Mozart & Bach

Claudio Arrau Plays Mozart & Bach

The Early Recordings, Vol. I


Bach, J S:

Two-part Invention No. 8 in F major, BWV779

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 6 in E major, BWV792

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 15 in B minor, BWV801

Two-part Invention No. 2 in C minor, BWV773

Three-part Invention (Sinfonia) No. 2 in C minor, BWV788

Two-part Invention No. 6 in E major, BWV777

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

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

Fantasia in C minor, K475


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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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