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Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vols. 8 & 9 / Bezuidenhout

Mozart,W. / Bezuidenhout,Kristian
Release Date: 01/08/2016 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907532   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this release, fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout brings to a close his universally acclaimed Mozart Keyboard Music cycle. The selections on these final volumes range from the most famous Piano Sonata K545 to the lesser-known Fragments K312 and K400. This two disc set completes a collection that is now the benchmark standard for these works.

Reviews:

Find yourself pulled in to an interpretation born of searching musical intelligence. Bezuidenhout plumbs depths rarely reached, affirming too that any score is a dead letter - unless nuances, inflections and aspects of emotional rhetoric that cannot be notated are discerned, felt and expressed.

– Gramophone

Articulation sparkles and
Read more ornaments are neat; slow movements sing like arias and he has fun giving weight to the Rondo themes; virtuosity buzzes under the surface but never becomes the focal point. On his modern keyboard – a Czech copy of an 1805 Viennese instrument – the sound is sweet, nutty and declamatory. Above all, Bezuidenhout knows how to make a fortepiano sing.

– Guardian (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Variations (8) for Piano in F major on "Dieu d'amour", K 352 (374c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Piano in C major, K 399 (385i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Minuet for Piano in D major, K 355 (576b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786-1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5.
Gigue for Keyboard in G major, K 574 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
German Dance, K 15oo "Tempo di Minuetto" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8.
Variations (9) for Piano in D major on a Minuet by Duport, K 573 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Potsdam, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Modulating Prelude in F major/C major, K Anh. C 15.11 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776-1777 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, K 279 (189d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
Allegro for Piano in B flat major, K 400 (372a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Allegro for Piano in G minor, K 312 (590d) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789-1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13.
Preludes (4) for Piano, K 284a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
Variations (12) for Piano on a Minuet by J C Fischer, K 179 (189a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2013 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 19 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2014 
Venue:  Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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