Mozart: Piano Sonatas.
- As performed by Christian Blackshaw.
For me, Mozart’s music is timeless: It was composed during the period 1756-1791, yet it is seemingly as current today as it has been for the past 250 years. Amazing, really…
And think about the music performance environment: There are many established, well-known pianists who are performing these works today. Artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Angela Hewitt, Emanuel Ax, and many more.
As such, the challenge for lesser – known interpreters is to deeply penetrate music that was composed really long ago, and ask: “How can I find something fresh, something meaningful, or something that the other interpreters have possibly missed?”
British pianist Christian Blackshaw shared the following thoughts:
“What glories then are contained in this cycle of works by Mozart? For me, they imbue the spirit with joy, laughter, sadness, contemplation, and exhilaration: the challenge always is to give full life to their individual character. For the new listener, what wonderful surprises await. For the well-acquainted listener, how fortunate to return to them eager to be enchanted again.”
On this CD, we get to listen to the following:
- Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281
- Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282
- Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283
- Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330
- Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333
Performed by Christian Blackshaw, piano.
Here is Christian Blackshaw playing Mozart’s beautiful Sonata in C major K330 (1st Movement – Allegro Moderato):
As a comparison, here is pianist Daniel Barenboim, playing the same Mozart Sonata in C Major, K,330:
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