The sonatas on this album are considered to be harder than most Mozart piano sonatas because they present a few more technical challenges, such as ornaments at the beginning of the melody or contrapuntal entrances of the theme, than his other sonatas. Alfred Brendel makes these challenges sound oh-so-easy and natural.
Mozart: Piano Sonata in B flat major . 81, Piano Sonata in E flat major . 82, Piano Sonata in D major . 76, Fantasia in C minor . 96. Alfred Brendel (piano). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasia in C minor, K. 396/385f. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576. 3 in B flat major, K. 281/189f.
Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, . 97. 5. 30. Mozart: Piano Sonata N. In A Minor, . 10 - 1. Allegro maestoso. I find his final four Mozart solo piano cds warmer and mellower than his earlier versions in the sonatas k310 and 533/494. I still prefer Claudio's A Minor sonata but now more slightly because Brendel is now both darker and more deliberate throughout. The content now sounds less rushed but more urgent than earlier.
Artist: Вольфганг Амадей Моцарт, Alfred Brendel. Album: Mozart: Sonata, Fantasy & Rondo and Variations. Mozart: Sonata, Fantasy & Rondo and Variations: Best 2 songs.
KV 396; KV 385f; Adagio para violín y piano (Mozart); Fantasía . 2 (Mozart). Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Opus/Catalogue NumberOp. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWM 180. Key. C minor. 1. Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. Composer Time PeriodComp.
Piano – Alfred Brendel. Sleeve Notes – Ulrich Schreiber. The sleeve notes are in English only. Made in Holland (labels). Printed in The Netherlands (sleeve). Mozart - Alfred Brendel - Klaviersonaten KV 331, KV 333, Adagio, KV 540 (LP, Album). 9500 025. Netherlands.
This c-minor Fantasy K. 396 (385f) is shortly going to re-emerge in the G. Henle Verlag, but now in its original setting. It is not even a piano solo work at all, but a well-developed fragment for piano and violin. The Mozart fragment consists of two inscribed pages with 27 completely realised piano measures, thus going just up to the repeat sign. Hence also our piece in c minor for piano and violin.
The latest in Alfred Brendel’s series of Mozart sonata recordings close-focuses on the first group of six sonatas composed by the 19-year-old Mozart. And the distinctive Brendel hallmarks are there from the start. Even given the relative brevity of the album, the intensity of the playing and the wide-ranging emotional canvas of the pieces dictate savoring this disc in selective parts rather than taken in one gulp.