Archive for the ‘Mozart’ Category

Lili Kraus

June 17, 2017

krausComposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: Piano Sonatas
Performer: Lili Kraus

This was the first recording of Mozart’s piano sonatas I ever bought. On LP in 1974. Her interpretation is more straightforward than subsequent interpretations, like Mitsuko Uchida, which are lovely but can be a bit precious.

I also found graphics of the original cover art to add to the fond feeling of nostalgia in my library.  I love these album covers. At the time I was very impressed with this elegant, older lady who played some of the most beautiful music I’d ever heard (and for the first time). They don’t make ’em like that anymore. Those gowns!  Love it.

Ready to party like it’s 1974.

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Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin

June 5, 2017

170x170bbComposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: The Violin Sonatas
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis

Andreas Ottensamer: New Era

February 13, 2017

170x170bbComposer: Johann Stamitz, Franz Danzi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Stamitz
Works: New Era (various works)
Performer: Andreas Ottensamer & Kammerakademie Potsdam

Mozart: Piano Concertos

December 16, 2015

51HAsgBly5LComposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: Complete Piano Concertos
Performer: Christian Zacharias & Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

Yep, I already have many recordings of Mozart’s concertos. But I had to have this one by one of my favorite pianists. Bought the cd box because it was more affordable than the individual album downloads. It’s completely gorgeous.

Mozart: 7 Piano Concertos – Symphony No. 40 arranged by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

December 2, 2014

61TvRxg32ML._SS280Composer: Mozart & Hummel
Works: 7 Piano Concertos – Symphony No. 40 arranged by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Henrik Wiese, flute / Peter Clemente, violin / Tibor Bényi, cello / Fumiko Shiraga, piano

Mozart: The Great Concertos For Piano

July 30, 2014

41qyinewgzL._SL500_AA280_Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: The Great Concertos For Piano
Performer: Maria João Pires

Endorphin alert!

One of my favorite pianists playing some of the most beautiful music ever written. Not all the concertos but still a must have.

Mozart: Piano Concertos (Chamber Versions)

March 13, 2014

51oh5leOK1L._SL500_AA280_Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: Piano Concertos 6, 8, 11-14 Chamber Versions
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard & Quatuor Muir

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38, 39, 40 (Arr. Hummel)

February 16, 2014

511albMI7tL._SL500_AA280_Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arranger Hummel)
Works: Symphonies Nos. 38, 39, 40
Performer: Uwe Grodd

Arrangements of three Mozart symphonies for flute, violin, cello and piano by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Delightfully different.

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 17 & 27

May 5, 2013

034571179193-170x170-75Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Works: Piano Concertos No. 17 & 27
Performer: Angela Hewitt

I am a huge fan of Angela Hewitt but the world really didn’t need yet another recording of these concertos. I bought it anyway. It’s gorgeous.

Mozart: The Piano Concertos

January 23, 2011

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Title: The Piano Concertos
Performer: Geza Anda

I owned this recording on vinyl in the 70’s. It was one of the recordings that changed my life. It’s such a joy to be able to buy and download it now.

Mozart: The Piano Sonatas

May 11, 2010

Performer: Maria João Pires
Title: Mozart: The Piano Sonatas