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Mozart: Piano Works / Taicheng Chen, piano

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e)

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

After graduating from the Vienna Musikhochschule, pianist Taicheng Chen pursued graduate study at The Juilliard School, where he earned master and doctorate degrees. While at Juilliard, he was the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Scholarship Award and won a contest to play Bartok's Third Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Chen was the prize-winner at the Vienna International Music Festival Piano Competition in a performance that was televised throughout the world. The Wiener Presse praised his performance at the competition, lauding Dr. Chen as "a promising talent who stimulates one's ears from the very first note with his vigorous and lively playing." After his New York recital debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, The New York Times wrote: "He combines technical fluency with a propulsive drive."

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Chen is Professor Emeritus at Taipei National University of the Arts. His Mozart sounds very unaffected, musical, and poised - no doubt from years of living with the works. He adds some ornamentation on repeats that's very idiomatic and natural-sounding. His tone is round and singing, affectionate, nonpercussive; the recording captures it well. And his phrasing is lucid with just the right amount of rubato to show he understands the music. A wonderful recording of familiar repertoire, it holds its own with any of the best competition.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blue Griffin's Studio "The Ballroom" (06/2010).



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
  • Performer: Tai-Cheng Chen (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
  • Performer: Tai-Cheng Chen (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g)
  • Performer: Tai-Cheng Chen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e)
  • Performer: Tai-Cheng Chen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778