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Mozart, Prokofiev: Sonatas / Lise De La Salle


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5087  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lise De la Salle
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



A young pianistic talent surely born for both Mozart and Prokofiev

Young talent does not come more brilliantly or ardently alive than this. Clearly designed to demonstrate this 19-year-old pianist’s versatility, Naïve’s album showcases her in radically different composers and finds her equally persuasive in both. De la Salle is tremulously expressive in Mozart’s A minor Rondo, making every bar pulse and breathe with a special life and prophecy of romantic things to come. She revels in the bustle and ceremony of the D major Sonata, K284. Hear her enviable perle in the last-movement Vars 1 and 3, her change to minor-key contemplation in Var 7, in
Read more the florid musings of Var 11 – and in her pinpoint definition and character in the K265 Variations – and here you surely have a young pianist born for Mozart.

But then she is no less successful in Prokofiev’s diablerie, finding time, despite her headlong tempo, for piquant asides in the Toccata, for a loving romantic dalliance in parts of the Third Sonata and for a reminder in her selection from Romeo and Juliet of delicacy and affection beneath Prokofiev’s outwardly prickly and intractable nature...All things being equal, she is clearly on the threshold of a major career. Her freshness and vitality are already something very special.

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [8/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K 284 (205b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
2. Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
3. Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
4. Toccata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
5. Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907/1917; Russia 
6. Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Lise De la Salle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 

Sound Samples

Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: II. Rondeau en polonaise: Andante
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Theme: Andante
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 1
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 2
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 3
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 4
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 5
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 6
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 7
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 8
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 9
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 10
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 11: Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284: III. Variation 12: Allegro
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Theme
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 1
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 2
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 3
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 4
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 5
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 6
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 7
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 8
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 9
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 10
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 11
12 Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je, maman, K. 265: Variation 12
Toccata in D minor, Op. 11
Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 4. Juliet as a Young Girl
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 5. Masquers
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 6. Montagues and Capulets
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 3. Minuet: Arrival of the Guests
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 8. Mercutio
10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: No. 10. Romeo and Juliet before Parting

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