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Mozart: Piano Sonatas K 309, 310 & 311 / Uchida


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412741   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joan Chissell gave the LP a qualified but mainly enthusiastic welcome in April, and my reactions to the CD are similar, if rather more sharply polarized. That is, the playing of the A minor Sonata strikes me as inspired, going right to the heart of this extraordinary work; in the other two sonatas I find both slow movements a shade formalistic and lacking in spaciousness, whilst their outer movements, shapely, articulate and energetic though they are, do not quite carry the interpretative conviction displayed in the A minor... let me stress the overall excellence of the playing, the superb recording, and the fact that the performance of the A minor Sonata is simply one of the finest examples of Mozart piano playing on record.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in C major, K 309 (284b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in D major, K 311 (284c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Brillant performance September 13, 2013 By James F. (Acton, MA) See All My Reviews "The best Mozart sonata performances I've heard." Report Abuse
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