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Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas / Maria Joao Pires


Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94271  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Portuguese pianist Maria Joa?o Pires has long been associated with the music of Mozart. Her delicacy of touch, vibrancy of phrasing and sense of fantasy mark her out as one of the elect who can touch his keyboard music without coarsening or sim- plifying it. She has made two complete cycles of the sonatas; reissued here is the first one, from the days in the 1970s when she first appeared on the international scene and won over listeners with a graceful purity of approach that left more famous names trailing in her wake.The later cycle brought added refinement, but anyone who is captivated by this still undervalued corpus – too difficult for beginners, yet scorned by many professionals in search of gaudier glories – will want to hear Read more this set.

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• ‘Pires has always been something of a Mozar t specialist, and her playing is tasteful and cleanly articulated, the lyrical melodies sensitively shaped, the passage work fluent and even. Nothing she does is ever harsh or graceless.’ Gramophone, July 1990.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in D major, K 311 (284c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in C major, K 309 (284b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K 284 (205b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K 281 (189f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in F major, K 533 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, K 279 (189d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
20.
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 

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