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

Gil Sullivan

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Pianist Gil Sullivan returns to NativeDSD with Hidden Voices – Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume IV. It his latest Pure DSD 256 recording and his 4th album in this series.

Sullivan says: “Having listened for over half a century to tens of thousands of recordings of Mozart’s music be it piano music, string quartets, symphonies, operas, et al. I have been hugely energised by these recordings not because they are so great, but because they are usually so terrible!

Any ten fingers of almost any pianist can play these relatively simple notes, that however require an altogether different pianist to metamorphose them into music. Since experiencing Mozart primarily as a youngster playing my first sonatas and concertos, I immediately felt there were deeper layers than just the melodic oil slick floating at the surface.

Therefore I have been steadfastly cutting away 200 years of accumulated varnish, and drilling down to the nub of Mozart’s music throughout my long career as a concert performer. The objective: lifting Mozart’s Sonatas out of the Egyptian section of museums and breathing new life into them.

Though not a fortepianist, I still adhere closer to his markings than most pianists, but also try to imagine how he might have played these sonatas on the modern Steinway. The subterranean, often chromatic voices and harmonies in Mozart’s music reveal him demonstrably as a composer far greater than merely a gifted melodist. This is why I have called this recording series of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas – Hidden Voices.”

Gil Sullivan, Pianist (Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand Piano)

Tracklist

Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
1.
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K279 I. Allegro
05:48
2.
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K279 II. Andante
06:39
3.
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K279 III. Allegro
03:55
4.
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, K281 I. Allegro
05:25
5.
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, K281 II. Andante amoroso
05:40
6.
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat major, K281 III. Rondeau - Allegro
05:36
7.
Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K475
14:12
8.
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457 I. Molto Allegro
09:53
9.
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457 II. Adagio
08:34
10.
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457 III. Allegro assai
05:55

Total time: 01:11:37

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HRES22404

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A/D Convertor

Merging Hapi

Audio Engineer

Sándor Árok

Mastering Engineer

Tom Caulfield

Microphones

2x Neumann M-149, 2x Neumann U87, 2x Schoeps MK2

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Recording Location

Hunnia Records Studio A, 5-12 December, 2023

Release DateMarch 1, 2024

1 review for Hidden Voices – Mozart Piano Sonatas: Volume IV [Pure DSD]

    I own all four volumes of the “Hidden Voices” series; Although all are well-played and well-recorded, I enjoy the fourth volume the most of the entire series. The playing and recording are, as expected, impeccable, and the music is outstanding. If you enjoy piano music, I would encourage you to listen to this series–in particular, the fourth volume,.

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