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Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman play Mozart


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985464992  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac SternYefim Bronfman
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The legendary Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman perform Mozart’s mature violin sonatas over four CDs. Recorded in 1993–4, several years after the pair first collaborated, the sonatas demonstrate their “excellent rapport” (Gramophone) in these delicate works. “Bronfman and Stern take an approach … that veers toward neither confection nor meat and potatoes, settling rather on a Mozart who is both graceful and tastefully muscular,” wrote Classical.net of the third volume. The veteran violinist’s only recordings of these sonatas were originally released on four separate albums and are newly united here. The legendary Isaac Stern and Yefim Bronfman perform Mozart’s mature violin sonatas over four CDs. Recorded in 1993–4, several years after the pair first collaborated, the sonatas demonstrate their “excellent rapport” (Gramophone) in these delicate works. “Bronfman and Stern take an approach … that veers toward neither confection nor meat and potatoes, settling rather on a Mozart who is both graceful and tastefully muscular,” wrote Classical.net of the third volume. The veteran violinist’s only recordings of these sonatas were originally released on four separate albums and are newly united here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K 379 (373a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K 301 (293a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 547 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 377 (374e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 481 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 380 (374f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 302 (293b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Written: 1778 
10.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, K 306 (300l) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
11.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 303 (293c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Written: 1778 
12.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
13.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 378 (317d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 305 (293d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin March 2, 2019 By Joseph G. (Astoria, NY) See All My Reviews "In the first place -- Who is that pictured on your Mozart biographical page? Allegedly Mozart of course, but the image you are using is definitely not one of the authentic portraits and looks nothing like the real Mozart. I recently bought two sets devoted to Mozart's Sonatas for Piano and Violin, works that are not nearly as familiar as many other areas of Mozart's oeuvre. I had never heard any of them until only several years ago when I acquired Mitsuko Uchida's recording of four of the sonatas. And now with the Stern/Bronfman set, I have all of the mature works in this genre. In fact, I now have recordings of these works by four pairs of performers, and the Stern/ Bronfman set seems as good as any of them and with 4 CD's it has the advantage of being complete. One technical problem -- CD 1 in the set has a minor defect. Track 9, the last movement of K.526, stopped playing near the end. Upon examination, I found that it has a defect -- there is a chip in the disc at the outer edge of the CD. I have never seen a defect like that in any CD, but my guess is that this was an error during manufacturing. I am not going to return the disc -- it is indeed a minor error affecting only about one minute of Track 9 of CD1 (and I have two other recordings of K. 526.)" Report Abuse
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