Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas (EUR)

Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas (EUR)
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Artist Maria João Pires piano
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 94271
EAN code 5028421942711
Release August 2011

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About this release

- The happy return of a celebrated set: Portugese pianist Maria Joao Pires recorded in the early 70-ties Mozart’s complete piano sonatas for Denon: fresh, spontaneous and brilliant, still holding its firm place in an overcrowded market!
- Digital recordings.

The Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires has long been associated with the music of Mozart. Her delicacy of touch, vibrancy of phrasing and sense of fantasy mark her out as one of the elect who can touch his keyboard music without coarsening or simplifying it. She has made two complete cycles of the sonatas; reissued here is the first one, from the days in the 1970s when she first appeared on the international scene and won over listeners with a graceful purity of approach that left more famous names trailing in her wake. The later cycle brought added refinement, but anyone who is captivated by this still undervalued corpus – too difficult for beginners, yet scorned by many professionals in search of gaudier glories – will want to hear this set.

OTHER INFORMATION:
- ‘Pires has always been something of a Mozart specialist, and her playing is tasteful and cleanly articulated, the lyrical melodies sensitively shaped, the passage work fluent and even. Nothing she does is ever harsh or graceless.’ (Gramophone, July 1990)

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Sonata No. 1 in C, K 279: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 1 in C, K 279: II. Andante
  3. Sonata No. 1 in C, K 279: III. Allegro
  4. Sonata No. 2 in F, K 280: I. Allegro assai
  5. Sonata No. 2 in F, K 280: II. Adagio
  6. Sonata No. 2 in F, K 280: III. Presto
  7. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat, K 281: I. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat, K 281: II. Andante amoroso
  9. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat, K 281: II. Rondeau; Allegro
  10. Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat, K 282: I. Adagio
  11. Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat, K 282: II. Menuetto
  12. Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat, K 282: III. Allegro
  13. Sonata No. 5 in G, K 283: I. Allegro
  14. Sonata No. 5 in G, K 283: II. Andante
  15. Sonata No. 5 in G, K 283: III. Presto

Disk 2

  1. Sonata No. 6 in D, K 284: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 6 in D, K 284: II. Rondeau en polonaise; Andante
  3. Sonata No. 6 in D, K 284: III. Andante (Theme & Variations)
  4. Sonata No. 7 in C, K 309: I. Allegro con spirito
  5. Sonata No. 7 in C, K 309: II. Andante un poco adagio
  6. Sonata No. 7 in C, K 309: III. Rondeau; Allegretto grazioso
  7. Sonata No. 9 in A Minor, K 310: I. Allegro maestoso
  8. Sonata No. 9 in A Minor, K 310: II. Andante cantabile con espressione
  9. Sonata No. 9 in A Minor, K 310: III. Presto
  10. Sonata No. 9 in A Minor, K 310: Rondo in D, K 485

Disk 3

  1. Sonata No. 8 in D, K 311: I. Allegro con spirito
  2. Sonata No. 8 in D, K 311: II. Andante con espressione
  3. Sonata No. 8 in D, K 311: III. Rondeau; Allegro
  4. Sonata No. 10 in C, K 330: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Sonata No. 10 in C, K 330: II. Andante cantabile
  6. Sonata No. 10 in C, K 330: III.Allegretto
  7. Sonata No. 11 in A, K 331: I. Andante grazioso
  8. Sonata No. 11 in A, K 331: II. Menuetto
  9. Sonata No. 11 in A, K 331: III. Alla Turca: Allegretto
  10. Sonata No. 11 in A, K 331: Rondo in A Minor, K 511

Disk 4

  1. Sonata No. 12 in F, K 332: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 12 in F, K 332: II. Adagio
  3. Sonata No. 12 in F, K 332: III. Allegro assai
  4. Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat, K 333: I. Allegro
  5. Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat, K 333: II. Andante cantabile
  6. Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat, K 333: III. Allegretto grazioso
  7. Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat, K 333: Fantasia in C Minor, K 475
  8. Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K 457: I. Allegro molto
  9. Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K 457: II. Adagio
  10. Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K 457: III. Allegro assai

Disk 5

  1. Sonata No. 15 in F, K 533 & 494: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 15 in F, K 533 & 494: II. Andante
  3. Sonata No. 15 in F, K 533 & 494: III. Rondeau; Allegretto
  4. Sonata No. 16 in C, K 545: I. Allegro
  5. Sonata No. 16 in C, K 545: II. Andante
  6. Sonata No. 16 in C, K 545: III. Rondo
  7. Sonata No. 17 in B-Flat, K 570: I. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 17 in B-Flat, K 570: II. Adagio
  9. Sonata No. 17 in B-Flat, K 570: III. Allegretto
  10. Sonata No. 18 in D, K 576: I. Allegro
  11. Sonata No. 18 in D, K 576: II. Adagio
  12. Sonata No. 18 in D, K 576: III. Allegretto
  13. Sonata No. 18 in D, K 576: Fantasia in D Minor, K 397