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Mozart: The Piano Sonatas / Christoph Eschenbach


Release Date: 11/09/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463137   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Part of Deutsche Grammophon's Collectors Edition series, Christoph Eschenbach's 5-CD collection of Mozart sonatas is a remarkable retrospective of two careers. Recorded in several sessions between 1966 and 1971, Eschenbach invests his tremendous passion into some of the great composer's most memorable works.
Eschenbach gets beyond the courtly pretensions of such period music and reaches the essential beauty of the underlying compositions. The emotional truths found in Mozart's sonatas, are expressed with such subtlety that it takes a truly studied hand to voice them effectively. Eschenbach's interpretations are based on a career-long love of Mozart, a youthful enthusiasm and a mature appreciation. His performances are not the indulgent
Read more interpretations of a proud soloist; they are homages by a true devotee. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, K 279 (189d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K 281 (189f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1968 
Venue:  Ufa-Ton Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K 284 (205b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 17 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in C major, K 309 (284b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/1968 
Venue:  Ufa-Ton Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in D major, K 311 (284c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1968 
Venue:  Ufa-Ton Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Date of Recording: 05/1967 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1967 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 15 in F major, K 533 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 32 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1968 
Venue:  Ufa-Ton Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 30 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 46 Secs. 
19.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 9 Secs. 
20.
Sonata for Violin and Cello in C major, K 46d by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21.
Sonata for Violin and Cello in F major, K 46e by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Michaelsheim, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.46d: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.46d: 2. Menuet I-II
Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.46e: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Piano and Violin in F, K.46e: 2. Menuet I-II
Piano Sonata No.1 in C, K.279: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.1 in C, K.279: 2. Andante
Piano Sonata No.1 in C, K.279: 3. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.2 in F, K.280: 1. Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No.2 in F, K.280: 2. Adagio
Piano Sonata No.2 in F, K.280: 3. Presto
Piano Sonata No.3 in B flat, K.281: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.3 in B flat, K.281: 2. Andante amoroso
Piano Sonata No.3 in B flat, K.281: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, K.282: 1. Adagio
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, K.282: 2. Menuetto I-II
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, K.282: 3. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283: 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283: 2. Andante
Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283: 3. Presto
Piano Sonata No.6 in D, K.284 "Dürnitz": 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.6 in D, K.284 "Dürnitz": 2. Rondeau en Polonaise (Andante)
Piano Sonata No.6 in D, K.284 "Dürnitz": 3. Tema con variazione
Piano Sonata No.7 in C, K.309: 1. Allegro con spirito
Piano Sonata No.7 in C, K.309: 2. Andante, un poco adagio
Piano Sonata No.7 in C, K.309: 3. Rondeau (Allegretto grazioso)
Piano Sonata No.9 in D, K.311: 1. Allegro con spirito
Piano Sonata No.9 in D, K.311: 2. Andantino con espressione
Piano Sonata No.9 in D, K.311: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)

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