On this recording we have the opportunity to listen to the following Piano sonatas by Mozart:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279
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. 14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494
Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570
Performed by Diana Boyle (piano)
Diana Boyle is an English pianist who has lived and worked in the solitude of a Portuguese hilltop for many years. This secluded and magical location has created in her an inner peace and the time to think deeply about her music, which shows through to wonderful effect in her interpretations of baroque and classical works.
She handles the piano keys with intense control, hardly ever using pedal, to create a sound which is warm and rich, never tense or agitated, and her fast passages are light and bright.
This double album features eight of the Sonatas and in each case offers a wonderful performance which will be essential regular listening for even the most experienced of Mozart fans.