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Mozart: Duo Sonatas Vol 2 / Duo Amade


Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 764   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Catherine MackintoshGeoffrey Govier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Amadè
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Catherine Mackintosh and Geoffrey Govier formed Duo Amadè in order to perform the charming and intimate works of Mozart for this combination in concert, often with readings from his family letters. In 2006 Duo Amadè performed the whole cycle at the Royal College of Music. The first set of Duo Sonatas was released in late 2008 and received a Gramophone Editor's Choice in praise of its musicality and 'historically informed performance'. Mackintosh in particular has long been recognised as one of the pioneering early music protagonists and is fulfilling the ambition of a lifetime with the complete cycle of Duo Sonatas. Duo Amadè once again offers a charming and intimate performance, presenting the Opus 1 sonatas KV 296, 304, 305 and 306 Read more written in 1778 when sonatas for the piano 'accompanied' by a violin were then all the rage. Geoffrey Govier plays a fortepiano after Anton Walter made by Christopher Clare in Cluny while Catherine plays a violin dating from 1703 by Giovanni Grancino. These instruments bring a lightness and freshness of articulation to these delightful works, entirely in keeping with the spirit of enlightenment in which the sonatas were written. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Geoffrey Govier (Fortepiano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Amadè
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Geoffrey Govier (Fortepiano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Amadè
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 305 (293d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Geoffrey Govier (Fortepiano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Amadè
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
4. Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, K 306 (300l) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Geoffrey Govier (Fortepiano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Amadè
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 17 in C major, K. 296: I. Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata No. 17 in C major, K. 296: II. Andante sostenuto
Violin Sonata No. 17 in C major, K. 296: III. Rondo: Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K. 305: I. Allegro di molto
Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K. 305: II. Theme and Variations: Andante grazioso
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304: I. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K. 304: II. Tempo di menuetto
Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K. 306: I. Allegro con spirito
Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K. 306: II. Andantino cantabile
Violin Sonata No. 23 in D major, K. 306: III. Allegretto

Customer Reviews

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 A truly enjoyable experience May 15, 2012 By Henry R. (North Brunswick, NJ) See All My Reviews "The title says it all. If you like period performances, this collection of Mozart Duo Sonatas will be just your cup of tea and may lead you to buy the other four CDs of the Duo Amade performances. No musician I, but I can recognize pleasure when I hear it." Report Abuse
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