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Hidden Voices – Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volumes I, II & III [Pure DSD] [DSD Bundle]

Gil Sullivan

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Hidden Voices - Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume I [Pure DSD]

Hidden Voices - Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume II [Pure DSD]

Hidden Voices – Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume III [Pure DSD]

In this new DSD Bundle, NativeDSD brings you Volume 1, 2 & 3 of Hidden Voices: Mozart Piano Sonatas performed by pianist Gil Sullivan. By purchasing these albums together, you will save 30% on each one.

NativeDSD Bundles are a mini collection of DSD albums created by the NativeDSD team that brings the works of a special artist, music label or musical genre to your personal library. Better yet, when you buy both of the albums in this bundle NativeDSD gives you a special 30% OFF discounted price on the full bundle. Expanding your musical horizons and collection while saving money at the same time. Each DSD Bundle is a music opportunity and adventure we urge you to explore!

Gil Sullivan, Pianist

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Release DateAugust 11, 2023

Hidden Voices - Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume I [Pure DSD]

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Release DateJanuary 13, 2023

Hidden Voices - Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume II [Pure DSD]

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Release DateMarch 3, 2023

Hidden Voices – Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume III [Pure DSD]

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As I said in my earlier review of Volume 1, these performances by Gil Sullivan are delightful, they are colorful, and they are dynamic. They fully utilize the dynamic capabilities of the modern Steinway grand piano. Sullivan is not into delicate, tinkly, prancing, tunes. He has something to say and he thinks Mozart does, too—he plays accordingly.

Not everyone may like this style of playing, and that’s okay. We’re entitle to our preferences in choosing what to listen to. But I, for one, most decidedly do like the the very direct and powerful style in which Sullivan plays these works. He also explores very different phrasing than some other pianists, often more like Alfred Brendel’s adventures in sound, say, than like Ronald Brautigam or Lili Krauss (both of whose playing I greatly enjoy). His interpretations are delightfully fresh. And he brings to his playing very high technical skills and a deeply communicative command of the music.

To hear such an accomplished pianist “drill down to the nub of Mozart’s music” is a real pleasure. And by accomplished, I mean truly so…

So, when I read some commenter at NativeDSD dissing these recordings by Gil Sullivan, I must simply shrug and say, as gently as I can, “We clearly are not hearing the same things and we clearly don’t share the same listening priorities.” I will leave the rest of my reaction unsaid. But I will add one final note: this is a Pure DSD256 recording, so it is performed virtually live with no overdubs and only very limited edits. There may have been multiple takes, but what we are hearing is largely a live in the studio performance. And that takes some technical skills to pull off.

Try these performances for yourself. NativeDSD offers full track streaming samples at 48kHz. I think you will find yourself as pleased as I am with what Gil Sullivan brings to share.

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