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Mozart, Grieg: Werke Fur Zwei Klaviere Vol 2 / Dena Piano Duo [Blu-ray Audio + SACD]


Release Date: 05/26/2009 
Label:  Two-l   Catalog #: 57   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartEdvard Grieg
Performer:  Tina Margareta NilssenHeide Görtz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dena Piano Duo
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 2-disc set consists of a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players plus an audio-only (i.e., with no video content) Blu-ray disc of the same music playable only on Blu-ray players.

"In comparing this recording with that of Trenkner-Speidel, I enjoyed both and found the differences to be primarily a matter of interpretive taste. Whereas Trenkner-Speidel favors a lighter touch, with more crisply sprung rhythms and clearer articulation, the Dena Duo provides a reading of invitingly warm Gemütlichkeit. And, after all, this venture is not about playing Mozart in a neat, echt period-performance style, or even a modern counterpart to that; it is about a 19th-century adaptation
Read more of Mozart with a corresponding aesthetic. If by modern standards such an aesthetic appears overly sentimental, then one is better off avoiding these adaptations altogether. For its part, I think that the Dena Duo has entered into the spirit of that world and reproduced it quite successfully. The winning and thoroughly idiomatic rendition of the Altnorwegische Romanze für zwei Klaviere, op. 51, shows how thoroughly the duo has absorbed Greig’s music and made it their own."

FANFARE: James A. Altena

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tina Margareta Nilssen (Piano), Heide Görtz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dena Piano Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 23 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tina Margareta Nilssen (Piano), Heide Görtz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dena Piano Duo
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Edvard Grieg. 
3. Old Norwegian Romance with Variations for 2 Pianos, Op. 51 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Tina Margareta Nilssen (Piano), Heide Görtz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dena Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
Length: 23 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Norway (1890).
Composition revised: Norway (1900 - 1905). 

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