Mozart Piano Sonatas

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs

Marc-André Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68029 | Time: 02:34:32

Even though Marc-André Hamelin is world-renowned for his astonishing virtuosity and a massive repertoire of the most demanding piano works, including those of Scriabin, Godowsky, and Sorabji, he has startled many with his sudden turn toward the placid domain of Classical music. First came his critically acclaimed recordings of Franz Joseph Haydn's keyboard sonatas, which were surprise best-sellers for Hyperion, and here he offers a double-CD of the piano sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a handful of short pieces to round out the discs. Since Hamelin's fine reputation precedes him, suffice it to say that these are among the most meticulously played and wittily interpreted renditions of these pieces ever recorded. Even though Mozart's sonatas are tamer than the showpieces of pianistic derring-do normally associated with Hamelin, they are endlessly fascinating for their skillfully crafted details, subtle phrases, and elegant expressions. Since the issue isn't how Hamelin manages all the notes, but instead how he shapes them into such entertaining and moving performances, there is much food for thought in this album, and anyone who attentively follows his playing will find a deeper appreciation of Mozart. Highly recommended.
Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)

Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1985 | Time: 01:16:00

While its unpretentious cover photo and small text don't proclaim it as an important recording, Noriko Ogawa's 2012 SACD of Mozart piano sonatas is the kind of sleeper album that quietly asserts its value and convinces purely through the beauty of the music. The three piano sonatas presented here also have that kind of unassuming quality. Mozart composed them as teaching pieces, suitable for players of modest skills, yet they have become extremely popular and rank among his best loved works. Ogawa plays them with a light touch that suits their simplicity, and her interpretations of K. 330, K. 331 (famous for its Rondo alla Turca), and K. 332 are transparent and almost naïve, but for the subtlety of attack, balanced phrasing, and shaded dynamics that reveal her artistry. BIS provides nearly ideal sound quality for Ogawa, offering clean reproduction and reasonably close microphone placement that make listening effortless.

Andreas Staier - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 9, 2019
Andreas Staier - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2012)

Andreas Staier - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:12:23 | 423 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMG508388/89

Behind every Mozart solo piano composition is the human voice, and many interpreters understandably build their interpretations from the melody line down. By contrast, fortepianist Andreas Staier generates rhythmic and dramatic momentum by letting his left hand lead, so to speak. His firm, sharply delineated bass lines in the C minor sonata's outer movements and the E-flat sonata's Allegro finale evoke a symphonic rather than operatic aura that proves far more stimulating than Paul Badura-Skoda's equally rigorous yet less vibrant fortepiano traversals.

Mikhail Pletnev - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 8, 2019
Mikhail Pletnev - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2006)

Mikhail Pletnev - Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 233 MB | 01:10:29
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

"The sonatas of Mozart are unique," said Artur Schnabel. "They are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists." It was performances like Mikhail Pletnev's that inspired Schabel's maxim. Pletnev's technique is awe-inspiring, and the smooth, room-sized sound he gets out of a grand piano promise wonderful things as one begins listening to the disc. But there's a certain refusal to fool with the music, a Zen detachment perhaps, that's necessary for a really good Mozart performance, and Pletnev does too much tinkering.
Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K280, K281, K310 & K333 (2019)

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K280, K281, K310 & K333 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 73:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1318-2 | Recorded: 2016, 2019

Mozart's early piano sonatas have a disproportionate number of recordings given their relative importance in the composer's output. This might be so because they are relatively straightforward pieces that can be interpreted in any number of ways: they let pianists make their marks on the music. They can be made to look back to the harpsichord sonata era, be made proto-Beethovenian, or be played as pure Mozart in the classic delicate style. Pianist Lars Vogt's readings are distinctive and certainly justify his decision to present his own take. He balances detail and virtuosity, with zippy but graceful outer movements in the Piano Sonata in F major, K. 280, and Piano Sonata in B flat major, K. 281, that take just a bit of time when Vogt wants to bring out a specific point.
Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2017/1989-90)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2017/1989-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.74 Gb (DVD9) | 92 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart’s piano sonatas, a body of work that, while forming the core of the pianist’s repertory, is not often heard in the concert hall. These sonatas showcase Mozart’s genius for the small-scale, and truly shine in Barenboim’s masterful rendering.
Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-13 (2017/1988-90)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 7-13 (2017/1988-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.26 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart’s piano sonatas, a body of work that, while forming the core of the pianist’s repertory, is not often heard in the concert hall. These sonatas showcase Mozart’s genius for the small-scale, and truly shine in Barenboim’s masterful rendering.
Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14-18 (2017/1988-90)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 14-18 (2017/1988-90)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.60 Gb (DVD9) | 101 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Grammy award-winning pianist Daniel Barenboim, long known for his Mozart interpretations, turns his attention to Mozart’s piano sonatas, a body of work that, while forming the core of the pianist’s repertory, is not often heard in the concert hall. These sonatas showcase Mozart’s genius for the small-scale, and truly shine in Barenboim’s masterful rendering.

Peter Donohoe - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2019)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 4, 2019
Peter Donohoe - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2019)

Peter Donohoe - Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Tracks: 10 | 68:51 min | 239 MB
Style: Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings announces the launch of a major new series surveying Mozart s complete Piano Sonatas featuring the acclaimed lion of the keyboard Peter Donohoe in his highly-anticipated first-ever recordings of the composer s solo piano works. The landmark six-volume series launches with two early Sonatas Nos.2 (K280) and 6 (K284) and a later masterpiece No.17 (K570), the first composed when Mozart was 18 in 1774, the last, described by Alfred Einstein as the ideal of the composer s sonatas, in 1789 at the age of 33. Mozart s 19 Piano Sonatas, as music critic Christopher Morley comments in his booklet notes, cover so much of his short life… and a huge range of styles and genres, from quasi-concertos without orchestra to simple study pieces…
Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)

Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV. 284 & 570; Rondo KV. 485 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 161 Mb | Total time: 47:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 420 185-2 | Recorded: 1986

Something about the key of D major seems to trigger off Mitsuko Uchida's adrenalin. The energy level in the Rondo and the earlier of the sonatas here is accordingly high, and…she has the technique and temperament to make musical sense of her chosen tempos… It is the long variation movement concluding the D major Sonata…where Uchida achieves marvels of shading within a steadily maintained basic pulse… B flat major draws more serenity out of Uchida. In the Sonata, K570, her energy is applied in all the right places and her response to the tonal scheme of the first movement development is especially acute.