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.
Program playlist (all by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart):
Rondo in D K 485
Alicia De Larrocha
Menuett in F K1d
Menuett in F K5
Klavierstuck in B K9a (5b)
12 Variatrions in C, K 265 on "Ah, vois dirai-je, Maman"
Piano Sonata in F, K 332: Adagio
Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major, K 570: Allegretto
Musical Heritage Society
Fantasie in D minor, K 397
Fleur de son Classics
Piano Sonata in C, K 330: Allegro moderato
Klavierstuck in A, K 15i-k
Klavierstuck in F, K Anh.109b Nr.5 (15t)
Gigue in G
Klavierstuck in D minor, K15u