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

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)


Bart van Oort (fortepiano)

Bart van Oort is one of today’s foremost fortepiano players. After winning the Mozart Fortepiano Competition in Bruges in 1986 he was instantly recognised as a master of his instrument, exploring the rich possibilities of the fortepiano, and using his immense historical and musicological knowledge for a better understanding of the Viennese classical style of Haydn and Mozart.

This set of complete piano sonatas of Mozart was part of van Oort’s 14-CD set of Mozart’s Complete Keyboard Works (94198/93025), a set which was praised in the press unanimously: “His Mozart, played with a fine sense of style and smooth technique reached an emotional depth… (Washington Post), “lively, sympathetic, light flowing touch, expression of feeling” (International Piano Choice).

Brilliance, fluency, clarity and extraordinary communicative powers – Mozart seems to have had them all. Little wonder he was hailed as the finest pianist of his generation – even rivals such as Clementi commented ‘I had never heard anyone play with so much spirit and grace…’ Of course we have no idea how Mozart the keyboard player sounded. We have the reviews and comments of those who heard him perform, and we have the instruments of his time.

These do take us some way to understanding performance practice of the day, and the limitations of the instruments, and how composers of the late 18th century worked to test the instruments, and make greater demands upon the constantly evolving fortepiano. On this first complete cycle using instruments of the period, Bart van Oort relishes the timbral possibilities of five carefully restored and copied instruments to convey Mozart’s music as directly as possible without the necessary “translation” when playing a modern grand.This results in a great clarity of sound and structure.

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)


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Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1

Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

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

Piano Sonata No. 7 in C, K309

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Fantasia in D minor, K397

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

Gigue in G Major, K574

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

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

Rondo in D major, K485

Rondo in A minor, K511

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

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

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

Adagio in B minor, K540


Seung-Yeun Huh (piano)

Ars musici - 13342

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)


South African-born, London resident Daniel-Ben Pienaar makes his Avie debut with an ambitious recording project: the complete Piano Sonatas by Mozart.

Pienaar is a completist. Recent surveys, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio, include Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Chopin’s Complete Waltzes, Schubert’s Complete Sonatas, and the complete keyboard works by Orlando Gibbons. He arrives on Avie with another major project in tow: the complete Piano Sonatas by Mozart. An active recitalist and chamber musician, and professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Pienaar has a number of critically acclaimed independent releases under his belt, but this recording represents and uncommon synergy between artist, repertoire and production values. In Gramophone Award-winning producer Jonathan Freeman-Atwood, Pienaar found a special simpatico which he found “profoundly enabling”, resulting in a creative recording process specific in relation to the music in hand.

Pienaar presents the works chronologically over five CDs, illustrating Mozart’s compositional trajectory which represents all of the major stylistic and emotional shifts in his mature career, with the earliest dating from his twentieth year, through his Viennese period, and the final works which were written towards the end of his all too brief life.

Critical acclaim:

“Daniel-Ben Pienaar's performances are quite simply stunning. The instrument he plays matters much less than his musicianship, which is evident at every turn.” Gramophone

“A kaleidoscope of colours and textures in performances that combined the dramatic with the ethereal, the monumental with the intimate” International Piano

“One factor strikes immediately: there is not a whiff of bygone reverential, even obsequious attitudes to Mozart that still cast faint shadows among some pianists...But as his performance of the Alla turca Sonata, K331 shows, technique isn't allowed to edge ahead of emotional and intellectual depth.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

“This Mozart...strikes me as one of the most completely satisfying surveys of this still undervalued music ever committed to disc...This is Mozart on the threshold of his genius; Pienaar responds with an astonishing range of expression and colour. I can think of no recent set that takes the music so honestly at face value.” Sunday Times, 9th January 2011 *****

“His avowed aim in playing Mozart is to avoid the elegance and gracefulness of traditional performance-practice, and to bring out instead the music's nervous energy.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2011 ***

“Pienaar reveals Mozart's sonatas in aural technicolour...In the earlier sonatas Pienaar finds a raw emotional authenticity of response...He delivers dazzling fingerwork aplenty in playing that's fearsomely intelligent, articulate, insightful and, though very personal, so musically clued-in that it rings true to Mozart's spirit.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 *****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2011

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)


Hans Leygraf (piano)

dB Productions - dBCD108

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)


The return of an all time bestseller of Brilliant Classics, and international breakthrough of Klára Würtz as a near-ideal Mozart player. Received rave reviews from all over the world.

Klára Würtz was born in Budapest, Hungary, and started playing the piano at the age of five. She made has made over 20 CD recordings, including the complete piano sonatas of Mozart, a selection of Schubert sonatas and the piano works of Robert Schumann.

Her Mendelssohn recording with her Amsterdam Pianotrio was the Critics’ choice of 2000 (Harris Goldsmith for International Record Review).

Brilliant Classics Piano Library - 94034

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Wilhelm Kempff Rarities

Wilhelm Kempff Rarities


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Brahms:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Chopin:

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

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

Mazurka No. 34 in C major, Op. 56 No. 2

Fauré:

Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63

Liszt:

Au lac de Wallenstadt (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 2)

Pastorale (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 3)

Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Mozart:

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

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

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

Fantasia in C minor, K475

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

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Études symphoniques, Op. 13


Rare and unreleased material recorded 1939-1958.

Andromeda - ANDRCD9056

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas (Vols. 1-5)

Mozart: Piano Sonatas (Vols. 1-5)


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

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

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

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

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

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

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 7 in C, K309

Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283

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


Gitti Pirner (piano)

Farao - B108021

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Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas


Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Piano Sonata in C Minor K475/457

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

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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 7 in C, K309

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

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

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

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'


Altara - ALT1026-D

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Mozart: Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete), etc.

Mozart:

Piano Sonatas 1-18 (complete)

Rondo in A minor, K511

Fantasia in C minor, K396


Reine Gianoli (piano)

Doremi Legendary Treasures - DHR7901-5

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