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A Musical Journey - Germany - Nuremberg

Mozart / Takako Nishizaki / Harden
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110307  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Takako NishizakiWolf Harden
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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The Places
The city of Nuremberg owes its importance partly to its geographical position, which made it a significant centre for trade. In spite of considerable damage, its old medieval city, now restored, remains as a monument to its importance in the late Middle Ages. By the 16th-century Nuremberg had become a centre of trade and of artistic activity. In art it could boast the presence of Albrecht Dürer and in poetry Hans Sachs and the Guild of Mastersingers, later to be celebrated by Wagner.
The Music
The son of Leopold Mozart, the Deputy Kapellmeister at the court of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had grown up at the
Read more archiepiscopal court, to be employed there, like his father, in a childhood and early adolescence interrupted by long concert tours as an infant prodigy. He excelled as a pianist, but was also a proficient violinist, and two of the three Violin Sonatas included here date from years in which he tried briefly to escape from Salzburg and find employment elsewhere, with the third written in 1781, when he was first establishing himself in independence in Vienna, where he was to die ten years later.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major, K 296 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Venue:  Festburgkirche, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major, K 376 (374d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Festburgkirche, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 378 (317d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Festburgkirche, Frankfurt, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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