A Mozart Piano Mix

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Signature of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (flickr)

On this edition of Reflections, David Dubal highlights a combination of Mozart’s solo piano music and concertos. Listen for the Sonata for two pianos, the Allegretto from his radiant Piano Concerto No. 17, and the Finale from his early Sonata in B flat.

Add a dash of concerto, a pinch of sonata, healthy tablespoons of allegretto movements and a dollop of Vladimir Horowitz and you get a delicious combination of solo piano works composed by Mozart. Dubal continues to explore Wolfgang's life as a wunderkind, growing into his own.

Program playlist:
Piano Concerto No 12 in A Major, K.414, Allegretto
Leon Fleisher
Sony Classical

Sonata No 3 in B-lat, K.281, III, Rondeau
Emil Gilels
Deutsche Grammophon

Concerto in D Major for Piano and Orchestra, K.175, I Allegro
David Greilsammer & Suedama Ensemble
Artemis Records

Sigismund Thalberg arrangemet of Lacrimosa from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem op 70 K.626
Petronel Malan
Hanssler Classic

Sonata in B-flat Major K.358, III, Molto presto
Nadia Reisenberg and Artur Balsam
Bridge Records

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453, III, Allegretto
André Previn

Piano Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K.448, I, Allegro con spirito
Josef & Rosina Lhévinne

Piano Concerto No 23 in A Major K.488, II, Adagio
Vladimir Horowitz
Deutsche Grammophon

Sonata in C K.545, Rondo. Allegro
Andras Schiff

Comments [4]

waina chi from new york

check out his website. daviddubal.org

Nov. 28 2013 08:52 PM
Fred from Queens

These music survey programs are getting a little wearisome. How about playing something in its entirety rather than excerpts?

Nov. 17 2013 11:01 PM
Rudro De from Bronx, NY

Loving your series dedicated to Mozart. Can't get enough. Why isn't every month Mozart month? Please include more Mozart in future months. Thank you very much for this series on Mozart and your wonderful story-telling commentary. Fabulous.

Nov. 17 2013 10:43 PM
john kollar from garden city, ny

I have stayed up late to hear David Dubal's commentary on Mozart's piano concertos, my favorite body of classical music by my favorite composer. I prefer them to Beethoven's symphonies, and the Eroica is my favorite symphony. My only disappointment is that November (Mozart month) will end. Thanks!

Nov. 17 2013 03:01 PM

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