WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Mozart: Piano Sonatas; Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites


Release Date: 05/23/2006 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 9301382   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartEdvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $34.98
SuperAudio CD:  $27.49
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Grieg was convinced that his alterations...were discerning and refined; and listening with that in mind, we learn something about late 19th-century aesthetics, just as listening to Mozart’s elaboration of Handel (say, his reorchestration of Messiah) gives us a purchase on the aesthetic preferences of his own time. But there’s a second attraction as well: loony as this is, it’s also a great deal of fun, with surprise following surprise as the music totters along. If you enjoy the double-voicedness of the best aggressive transcriptions—Rachmaninoff’s Bach, for instance, or Godowsky’s Chopin—you’ll find the stylistic clash here invigorating."
- FANFARE
"Grieg was convinced that his alterations...were discerning and refined; and listening with that in mind, we learn something about late 19th-century aesthetics, just as listening to Mozart’s elaboration of Handel (say, his reorchestration of Messiah) gives us a purchase on the aesthetic preferences of his own time. But there’s a second attraction as well: loony as this is, it’s also a great deal of fun, with surprise following surprise as the music totters along. If you enjoy the double-voicedness of the best aggressive transcriptions—Rachmaninoff’s Bach, for instance, or Godowsky’s Chopin—you’ll find the stylistic clash here invigorating."
- FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in F major, K 533 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
6.
Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title