Sonatas for four hands

Marie, Veronica Kuijken

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The four-hand repertoire was certainly not popular during the period that the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his slightly older sister Nannerl would be placed behind a clavier to entertain audiences with four-hand music. However, much had already been written for two or more keyboard instruments. Le Roux, Mattheson, Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach, for example, each contributed to an impressive repertoire for two or more harpsichords. For four-hand music (two performers playing a single instrument), the world would have to wait for Charles Burney, Johann Christian Bach and, most of all, for Mozart. He would have become acquainted with the repertoire through J.C. Bach during a concert trip to London. In all, Mozart wrote five duet sonatas and several separate works for pianoforte four-hand. 
On this CD, the two four-hand pieces are Mozart’s last two and most monumental sonatas. They explore the limits of the pianoforte, both literally and regarding sound volume. Mozart did not shy away from giving both players an independent and often complicated and technically demanding part.

Tracklist

1.
Sonata for Two Pianos in D major KV 448- Allegro con spirito
08:35
2.
Sonata for Two Pianos in D major KV 448- Andante
09:17
3.
Sonata for Two Pianos in D major KV 448- Molto allegro
06:58
4.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in F major KV 497- Adagio - Allegro di molto
09:12
5.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in F major KV 497- Andante
10:31
6.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in F major KV 497- Allegro
08:04
7.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in C major KV 521- Allegro
09:30
8.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in C major KV 521- Andante
06:25
9.
Sonata for Piano Two Hands in C major KV 521- Allegretto
08:12

Total time: 01:16:44

Additional information

Label

SKU

CC72363

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Genres

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Cables

siltech

Digital Converters

Dcs

Mastering Equipment

Avalon Acoustic

Microphones

Sonodore

Original Recording Format

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Galaxy Studios, Mol Belgium

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date September 23, 2014

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