Mozart Piano Sonatas

Andreas Staier - W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonatas K330/331/332 (2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Andreas Staier - Mozart: Piano Sonatas K330/331/332 (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 61:28 minutes | 522 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet

We all know that Mozart had an impish sense of humour. Now we know it is shared by the gifted German pianist Andreas Staier, who permits himself authentically Amadean fun with his decorative conceits in these three inter-linked sonatas, especially in the celebrated 'Ronda alla Turca' from the most distinctive, K.331. But he also accords the composer due respect, bringing as much grace and poise to the contemplative slow movements as sprightly mischief to the pyrotechnical passages. In few hands can the fortepiano sound so expressive; at times, it is tempting to wonder if this is much how Mozart played his own works.
Alfred Brendel - Mozart Piano Sonatas (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Alfred Brendel - Mozart Piano Sonatas
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,75 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 874 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Philips # 475 6199 | Country/Year: Hong Kong 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

On the musical side… this is pure Bredel.

Roberto Prosseda - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at April 20, 2016
Roberto Prosseda - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2016)

Roberto Prosseda - Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:56:33 | 267 MB
Genre: Classical, Piano | Label: Decca Records

Who is Roberto Prosseda, for nothing less than Decca offered him the opportunity to record anything less than the piano sonatas of Mozart? A disciple of Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, and Fou Ts'ong, among others; the winner of various international competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund and the Salzburg Mozart Competition, among others; pianist who has recorded a series of albums for Decca nine Mendelssohn, among others … He was also responsible for giving the first contemporary performance of the Concerto for piano pedal Gounod, a book fell into oblivion together the incredible instrument for which it was designed. For Mozart, Prosseda chose an interpretation of a great counting (Attention! Recount not in any way mean deprivation, on the contrary!), With no effect sleeves or pedal to the romantic, the score in all its original transparency. Note that for the Sonata K. 284, it offers a bonus version of the first movement of Mozart finally discarded and left unfinished: a fascinating detour Wolfgang divine laboratory.
Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)

Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1985 | Time: 01:16:00

While its unpretentious cover photo and small text don't proclaim it as an important recording, Noriko Ogawa's 2012 SACD of Mozart piano sonatas is the kind of sleeper album that quietly asserts its value and convinces purely through the beauty of the music. The three piano sonatas presented here also have that kind of unassuming quality. Mozart composed them as teaching pieces, suitable for players of modest skills, yet they have become extremely popular and rank among his best loved works. Ogawa plays them with a light touch that suits their simplicity, and her interpretations of K. 330, K. 331 (famous for its Rondo alla Turca), and K. 332 are transparent and almost naïve, but for the subtlety of attack, balanced phrasing, and shaded dynamics that reveal her artistry. BIS provides nearly ideal sound quality for Ogawa, offering clean reproduction and reasonably close microphone placement that make listening effortless.
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CD

Marc-André Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 375 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68029 | Time: 02:34:32

Even though Marc-André Hamelin is world-renowned for his astonishing virtuosity and a massive repertoire of the most demanding piano works, including those of Scriabin, Godowsky, and Sorabji, he has startled many with his sudden turn toward the placid domain of Classical music. First came his critically acclaimed recordings of Franz Joseph Haydn's keyboard sonatas, which were surprise best-sellers for Hyperion, and here he offers a double-CD of the piano sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a handful of short pieces to round out the discs. Since Hamelin's fine reputation precedes him, suffice it to say that these are among the most meticulously played and wittily interpreted renditions of these pieces ever recorded. Even though Mozart's sonatas are tamer than the showpieces of pianistic derring-do normally associated with Hamelin, they are endlessly fascinating for their skillfully crafted details, subtle phrases, and elegant expressions. Since the issue isn't how Hamelin manages all the notes, but instead how he shapes them into such entertaining and moving performances, there is much food for thought in this album, and anyone who attentively follows his playing will find a deeper appreciation of Mozart. Highly recommended.

Daniel-Ben Pienaar – Mozart Piano Sonatas (2011)  

Posted by d'Avignon at April 12, 2013
Daniel-Ben Pienaar – Mozart Piano Sonatas (2011)

Daniel-Ben Pienaar – Mozart Piano Sonatas (2011)
Classical/1st Viennese School | FLAC lossless/5cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 4h47m47s | 1.16GB
Label: Avie | cat. no. AV 2209

Vlado Perlemuter - Mozart Piano Sonatas (2007)  

Posted by thingska at Sept. 28, 2010
Vlado Perlemuter - Mozart Piano Sonatas (2007)

Vlado Perlemuter - Mozart Piano Sonatas (2004)
XLD-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +SCANS | August 7, 2007 | 946 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental | Label: Musical Concepts | HF, Fserve

The performances are uniformly outstanding. I would characterize the interpretations as direct with no frills or romanticizing of the melodies. Tempos are well chosen, phrasing is divine, the touch is alternately forceful and lyrical, fast movements flow effortlessly, and slow movements make great use of the space around the notes as well as a delicate touch. I will be listening to this set many, many times for years to come.

W.A. Mozart - Piano sonatas KV 310 & 457 - Alfred Brendel  Music

Posted by Edmond Mach at April 10, 2007

W.A. Mozart - Piano sonatas KV 310 & 457 - Alfred Brendel
APE (EAC) & CUE | Covers & booklet notes | DDD | 122 MB | RS
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Piano Sonatas, Fantasy KV 475 & Adagio in B minor

Mozart - Piano Sonatas, Fantasy & Adagio in B minor. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Piano
Classical | 1 CD | XLD | FLAC, LOG, CUE | Scans, Booklet HQ | 278 Mb | TT: 76:40 | RS
Recorded: 1996 DDD | DECCA 448 629-2

Askenazy's first Mozart Sonatas since 1968. An essential disc.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performed by Daniel Barenboim (1991)
Classical | 5CD | APE (lossless) | 871 Mb

On the evidence of this 1985 collection, Daniel Barenboim sees Mozart's piano sonatas as works for the concert hall rather than the drawing room, and he treats them, in many cases, merely as opportunities for pianistic sport. To be sure, the virtuosic passages are very athletically done, but Barenboim's steely fingered and unsubtle approach deprives the music of much of its elegance and feline grace. For an idea of just how heavy the weather can get, listen to the opening of the C minor Fantasia, K. 475. The marking is forte, but Barenboim lands on the octave C's like a safe on a 10-story drop, detonating the B-flats and A-flats that follow as if he were negotiating one of Liszt's nastier potboilers. He does the same with the left-hand octaves in the "Piu Allegro," and so on to the end of the piece. As a demonstration of piano fortitude, it's impressive, but it doesn't sound much like Mozart–unless, of course, you like your Mozart on the strong side. The engineering gives lots of weight and presence to the piano, but several tracks also exhibit a "hot ground" hum (especially noticeable in the slow movements of K. 279, 280, and 284), which may indeed be disturbing for those who are listening on good equipment. For a more sensitive interpretation, you might consider Mitsuko Uchida's traversal, though it lacks the Barenboim set's bargain price tag. Ted Libbey