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Thursday, November 07, 2013

On this episode of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal highlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s solo piano works, some of which were composed when he was just 5 years old. We hear moments from the tiny and amazing Gigue in G and the charming D Major Rondo, as well as his Fantasie in D minor performed on a fortepiano. 

In childhood Mozart was reportedly called "The Great Sponge." He was certainly the most fabled child prodigy in history, in everything, be it chess to math. He was the genius divine, but worked, without break, for his entirely short and tragic existence. Amadeus was a born natural, someone for which everything came easily – especially the piano.

 

 

Playlist

Rondo in D K 485

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Alicia De Larrocha

Philips

 

Menuett in F K1d

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

 

Menuett in F K5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

 

Klavierstuck in B K9a (5b)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

 

12 Variatrions in C, K 265 on "Ah, vois dirai-je, Maman"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Christoph Eschenbach

Philips

 

Piano Sonata in F, K 332: Adagio

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Vladimir Horowitz

BMG Classics

 

Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major, K 570: Allegretto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Heidi Lowry

Musical Heritage Society

 

Fantasie in D minor, K 397

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Fleur de son Classics

 

Piano Sonata in C, K 330: Allegro moderato

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Leon Fleisher

Philips

 

Klavierstuck in A, K 15i-k

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

 

Klavierstuck in F, K Anh.109b Nr.5 (15t)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

 

Gigue in G

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Arthur Loesser

Marston Records

 

Klavierstuck in D minor, K15u

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lera Auerbach

Arabesque Recordings

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Comments [3]

Silversalty from Brooklyn

Mozart Gigue in G ('Eine kleine gigue'), K.574 -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_Kleine_Gigue_in_G_for_Keyboard,_K._574

Video of the gigue played on a Hoffman piano -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkW6kky-9Y

Strange, but I think it was the last piece on the program even though in this page's listing it is second from last. ??

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Still no web audio.

Nov. 10 2013 11:11 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

Yet again, no web audio. [yawn]

Nov. 09 2013 06:42 PM
David Newstein from Rockaway Park, NY

Can someone please send me the name of the one minute piano piece composed by WA Mozart? It had incredible dissonance and a great rhythmic feel (it was played near the end of the Mozart piano show (Thursday night 11/7/16).

Nov. 08 2013 12:02 PM

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