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Mozart: Keyboard Music, Vol. 7 - Sonata, K. 310; Variations, K. 264 et al. / Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (9) on "Lison dormait," for piano in C major, K. 264 (K. 315d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (6) for Piano in G major on Salieri's "Mio caro Adone", K 180
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K. 284 (K. 205b)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout continues his multi-disc survey of Mozart's music for solo keyboard with volume seven of the series. The first six have been met with universal critical acclaim from around the world. This program of this release explores the elegance and drama that are ever-present in Mozart's music. Most notably, Bezuidenhout performs two works influenced by the composer's 1778 stay in Paris - the grandly proportioned Sonata in A minor, K.310 and the dazzling Variations in C on "Lison dormait", K.264.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2015
Hearing the discs themselves, one can hardly take one's ears off the performances because they go so far inside the music and reverse much of what you thought you knew...Bezuidenhout's elastic tempi give him room to probe for meaning but also allow panache that's so much a part of Mozart's buoyant temperament.

International Record Review, February 2015
Bezuidenhout displays a consummate ease and naturalness at the instrument that seems second nature: he and the fortepiano are one...his interpretations continue to shed new light on these rich and varied works, even for listeners long familiar with them...if luck is on our side, the future may hold in store more of the robust, virtuosic and multi-faceted pleasures of Bezuidenhout's Mozart.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
In every bar Bezuidenhout establishes his complete mastery over the instrument by means of an extraordinary delicacy and refinement of touch and shading. He's a remarkable virtuoso, and a dazzlingly imaginative, multi-skilled Mozartian. He decorates repeats with style and wit.

The Times, 20th February 2015
Bezuidenhout's latest Mozart piano album has a peacock flourish about it. That's partly due to the instrument, a modern reproduction of an 1805 fortepiano. The crisp attack and variety of tone are exceptional. Then there's Bezuidenhout's ornate artistry...Put instrument and artist together, though, and you have a perfect example of "going at it hammer and tongs".

International Piano, May/June 2015
Enchanting... Bezuidenhout doesn't stint on the sonata's [K310] depth of feeling; he conveys he Allegro maestro's pounding intensity and the desolate Andante cantabile with total conviction. He's also adept at teasing out the delights to be found in less challenging works... his sensitive touch and perfect timing confirm him as a true poet of the fortepiano.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London (05/2013); Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London (11/2012).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (9) on "Lison dormait," for piano in C major, K. 264 (K. 315d)
  • Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d)
  • Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Variations (6) for Piano in G major on Salieri's "Mio caro Adone", K 180
  • Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1773

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K. 284 (K. 205b)
  • Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1775