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Mozart: Sonata K 448; Schubert: Fantasia / Perahia, Lupu

Mozart / Perahia,Murray
Release Date: 09/20/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88697858112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Schubert
Performer:  Murray PerahiaRadu Lupu
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu first teamed up on disc in 1984 with the Mozart D major sonata and Schubert Fantasia, setting benchmark standards for sharply honed and tonally cultivated piano ensemble playing. The gorgeous engineering gains warmth and amplitude in this new transfer for Sony's Masterworks Expanded Edition series. Likewise, the not-inconsiderable Mozart-Busoni and unhyphenated Mozart fillers yield sonic improvement. My list of all the wonderful things that transpire through the pianists' sublimely synchronized fingers, minds, and hearts would take longer to read than for you to listen to this disc all the way through.

Where do I start? The effortless, impeccably
Read more calibrated runs tossing back and forth in the Mozart sonata's first movement? The exquisitely scaled dynamics, acute harmonic and linear cogency, and split-second timing of transitions and phrase endings in the Schubert? Or the pianists' mutual sixth sense for divining perfect tempos? Two-piano mavens familiar with Busoni's retooling of the Mozart F minor Fantasia for Mechanical Organ will notice that Perahia and Lupu rightly restore passages from Mozart's original score that Busoni cut (notably in the finale). If you love the piano, you need this disc. [2/21/2004]
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Reviewing Sony 93015 Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 608 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Andante and Variations (5) for Piano 4 hands in G major, K 501 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Sonata for 2 Pianos in D, K 448 (Mozart): I. Allegro con spirito
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D, K 448 (Mozart): II. Andante

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