Mozart: Klaviersonaten

Mozart: Klaviersonaten

     
 
Anyone -- and that means anyone -- who loves Mozart's piano music will absolutely have to hear the performances on this two-disc set. Why? Because it contains eight performances from the Salzburg Festival by six of the acknowledged masters of postwar Mozart playing -- Claudio Arrau, Wilhelm Backhaus, Shura Cherkassky, Clifford Curzon,

Overview

Anyone -- and that means anyone -- who loves Mozart's piano music will absolutely have to hear the performances on this two-disc set. Why? Because it contains eight performances from the Salzburg Festival by six of the acknowledged masters of postwar Mozart playing -- Claudio Arrau, Wilhelm Backhaus, Shura Cherkassky, Clifford Curzon, Emil Gilels, and Clara Haskil -- plus one performance by an acknowledged, eccentric among postwar Mozart player: Glenn Gould. For fans of the little man from Salzburg, the opportunity to hear Arrau's blazingly Romantic 1956 performance of the "A minor Sonata" or Backhaus' joyfully sublime 1966 performances of the "A major Sonata" or Curzon's balefully magnificent 1971 performance of the "C minor Sonata" will be irresistible. And for fans of comparative performances, the opportunity to contrast Haskil's blissfully serene 1957 "C major Sonata" and Cherkassky's lovingly beautiful 1961 "C major Sonata" with Gould's lean and hungry "C major Sonata" will be even more irresistible. Captured in uniformly excellent sound by Austrian Radio, this two-disc set is as educational as it is entertaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/28/2006
Label:
Orfeo
UPC:
4011790712222
catalogNumber:
712062

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Tracks

  1. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 (K. 300h)
  2. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 (K. 300h)
  3. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 (K. 300h)
  4. Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332 (K. 300k)
  5. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i)
  6. Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d)
  7. Variations (6) on "Salve tu, Domine," for piano in F major, K. 398 (K. 416e)
  8. Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d)
  9. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457

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