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Mozart: Piano Sonatas / Hamelin


Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68029   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hamelin is never dull. He may not touch the heart through a perfect blend of control and insight, of pulse and flexibility, but his capacity for brilliance, for beauty of sound, and his flawless technical address can amount to pleasures in themselves.

– Gramophone

His extreme refinement of phrase and dynamics, his endlessly fresh approach to detail and breadth of line can be taken for granted: the first item, the late D major Sonata No. 18 has rarely burst off the page so full of vivacity and muscular energy....It's in slow movements...that a quality of alien sophistication...tends to interpose itself.

– BBC Music Magazine
Hamelin is never dull. He may not touch the heart through a perfect blend of control and insight, of pulse and flexibility, but his capacity for brilliance, for beauty of sound, and his flawless technical address can amount to pleasures in themselves.

– Gramophone

His extreme refinement of phrase and dynamics, his endlessly fresh approach to detail and breadth of line can be taken for granted: the first item, the late D major Sonata No. 18 has rarely burst off the page so full of vivacity and muscular energy....It's in slow movements...that a quality of alien sophistication...tends to interpose itself.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
9.
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Gigue for Keyboard in G major, K 574 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

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