Mozartians, from Haskill to Horszowski
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On this all-Mozart edition of Reflections from the Keyboard, David Dubal shares some of Amadeus' compositions played by the great piano Mozartians.
Clara Haskill kicks off the program with her sensitive interpretation of the first movement from the Piano Concerto No. 27. Haskil's ability to evoke Mozart's original sentiment in this work was due to her extraordinary technical ability and compassion for understanding the music.
Helen & Karl Ulrich Schnabel perform the very balanced Piano Sonata for Four-Hands in D Major. Written by Mozart to be played with his sister, Nannerl, it was composed when he was just 16 years old. Both players have an opportunity to play with the central theme of the piece, occasionally imitating each other.
Other Mozartians featured on this episode are Edwin Fischer as soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, where he masterfully incorporates his own cadenzas into the piece. Géza Anda and Mieczyslaw Horszowski are also featured soloists.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595; Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat Major, K. 282; Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466; Rondo. Allegro assai
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457; Molto allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459; Allegro assai
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata for Four Hands in D Major, K. 381; Allegro molto
Helen & Karl Ulrich Schnabel
Town Hall THCD76A/B
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331; rondo alla turca: allegretto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K. 467; Andante
Camerate Academica des Salzberger Mozarteums