Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas

Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Artist Klàra Würtz piano
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 99145
EAN code 5028421991450
Release April 2006

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About this release

Mozart’s piano sonatas date from 1773 until 1788 – a period in which his style matured at a truly remarkable rate. The earliest sonatas are very much in the galant style of W.F and CPE Bach, and in places Scarlatti’s influence can be detected. However, the late sonatas, such as K457 are full of surprises, and here the influence of Haydn is to the fore – even predicting Beethoven in passages. The years from 1773 to the late 80s saw the rapid development of the piano from a novelty and experimental instrument, to the stage where it’s power and range provided composers with a hitherto undreamed palate of colours and expression. Mozart exploited the new instruments to maximum effect in his concertos and his sonatas.

Other information:
- Apart from a few examples (K331 being an example with the famous ‘Rondo alla Turca’ finale) Mozart’s piano sonatas have remained the preserve of pianists and have note achieved the popularity of his concertos for the piano, or the chamber works with piano. This set allows the listener to discover and enjoy these wonderful works, with comprehensive notes on each work.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro assai
  5. Adagio
  6. Presto
  7. Allegro
  8. Andante amoroso
  9. Rondeau, allegro
  10. Adagio
  11. Menuetto
  12. Allegro
  13. Allegro
  14. Andante
  15. Presto

Disk 2

  1. Allegro
  2. Rondeau en polonaise, andante
  3. Andante (Tema con variazioni)
  4. Allegro con spirito
  5. Andante un poco adagio
  6. Rondeau, allegretto grazioso
  7. Allegro maestoso
  8. Andante cantabile con espressione
  9. Presto

Disk 3

  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Andante con espressione
  3. Rondeau, allegro
  4. Allegro moderato
  5. Andante cantabile
  6. Allegretto
  7. Andante grazioso
  8. Menuetto
  9. Alla Turca, allegretto

Disk 4

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro assai
  4. Allegro
  5. Andante cantabile
  6. Allegretto grazioso
  7. Allegro molto
  8. Adagio
  9. Allegro assai

Disk 5

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Rondeau, allegretto
  4. Allegro
  5. Andante
  6. Rondo
  7. Allegro
  8. Adagio
  9. Allegretto
  10. Allegro
  11. Adagio
  12. Allegretto