Mozart - Piano Sonatas Vol.4 | Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE00782

Mozart - Piano Sonatas Vol.4

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Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Cat No: WHLIVE00782

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 18th September 2015

Contents

About

Mozart’s Piano Sonatas, important landmarks in any pianists’ repertoire, are seen as both wild improvisatory melodies and challenging exercises for Mozart’s pupils. In this, the conclusion of Christian Blackshaw’s complete Mozart Piano Sonatas, recorded live at Wigmore Hall, we hear four sonatas that extend from the composer’s early years until shortly before his death.

Each sonata is bought to life through Blackshaw’s luminous tone, compelling delicacy and virtuosity, as he explores the works with fresh insight and superlative musicality. Volume Three was Gramophone Editor's Choice in the August issue.

Reviews

Blackshaw is one of the few who know how to make the music sing and dance without making a song and dance of it. And alongside operatic eloquence, his treatment of the surrounding texture suggests the civilised conversation and wit of Mozart’s wind serenades. [...] Regretfully, I have to note that this volume completes Blackshaw’s survey of the sonatas. I can only hope for a set of the fantasies, rondos and miscellanea so that I can continue this paean. David Fanning
Gramophone January 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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