- The Complete Violin Sonatas
I began to study violin at age 7. And music has been an important part of my life since then. I learned some of these sonatas, and over the years I played them for my own pleasure, or in small performances for friends at our home. The piano part was played by either friends from work, or by folks that I would meet at concerts, and it would soon become clear that we both played an instrument. I love this music.
Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug recorded Mozart’s sonatas for violin and piano back in 1990. Now, for the first time, the cycle is available in a complete edition. As a bonus to this 6-CD set, a sonata by Mozart’s son, Franz Xaver, is included. (Franz Xaver was born on 26 July 1791, just five months before his father died).
The selections of this set are:
- Violin Sonatas (complete)
- Variations (12) in G major on ‘La Bergère Célimène, K374a (K359)
- Six Variations in G minor on ‘Hélas, j’ai perdu mon amant’, K360
Mozart, F X:
- Grande Sonate
Performed by Pinchas Zukerman (violin) and Marc Neikrug (piano)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) started learning piano at the age of three and began composing music two years later. What is less widely known is that he was also an accomplished violinist.
Pinchas Zukerman (b. 1948) has remained an active figure in the world of music for over forty years. His musical integrity, amazing violin technique, and uncompromising artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics alike. He is devoted to the next generation of musicians, and he has continued to inspire younger artists with his teaching and passion for the music. His playing of these sonatas is really terrific.
Here is Zukerman playing Mozart’s Sonata K454 (audio only):
Here is the dress rehearsal for the Elgar Violin Concerto, with Pinchas Zukerman as soloist:
Here is the legendary Russian violinist David Oistrakh and Paul Badura-Skoda, piano, playing Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano KV 454 in B major:
And finally, here are violinist Gil Shaham and pianinst Orli Shaham, performing the Mozart – Sonata in E minor, K.304
Tags: Mozart, violin and piano sonatas, Zukerman, Neikrug