Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart: The Piano Sonatas


Ships on: July 22, 2024

By common consent, Mitsuko Uchida is among the leading Mozart pianists of today, and her recorded series of the piano sonatas won critical acclaim as it appeared and finally Gramophone Awards in 1989 and 1991. Here are all the sonatas, plus the Fantasia in C minor, K475, which is in some ways a companion piece to the sonata in the same key, K457. This is unfailingly clean, crisp and elegant playing, that avoids anything like a romanticised view of the early sonatas such as the delightfully fresh G major, K283. On the other hand, Uchida responds with the necessary passion to the forceful, not to say Angst-ridden, A minor Sonata, K310. Indeed, her complete series is a remarkably fine achievement, comparable with her account of the piano concertos. The recordings were produced in the Henry Wood Hall in London and offer excellent piano sound.


CD 1

Piano Sonata No.1 in C, K.279

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Allegro

Piano Sonata No.2 in F, K.280

4. Allegro assai

5. Adagio

6. Presto

Piano Sonata No.3 in B flat, K.281

7. Allegro

8. Andante amoroso

9. Rondeau (Allegro)

Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat, K.282

10. Adagio

11. Menuetto I-II

12. Allegro

Piano Sonata No.5 in G, K.283

13. Allegro

14. Andante

15. Presto

CD 2

Piano Sonata No.6 in D, K.284 "Dürnitz"

1. Allegro

2. Rondeau en Polonaise (Andante)

3. Tema con variazione

Piano Sonata No.7 in C, K.309

4. Allegro con spirito

5. Andante, un poco adagio

6. Rondeau (Allegretto grazioso)

Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, K.310

7. Allegro maestoso

8. Andante cantabile con espressione

9. Presto

CD 3

Piano Sonata No.9 in D, K.311

1. Allegro con spirito

2. Andantino con espressione

3. Rondeau (Allegro)

Piano Sonata No.10 in C major, K.330

4. Allegro moderato

5. Andante cantabile

6. Allegretto

Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 "Alla Turca"

7. Tema (Andante grazioso) con variazioni

8. Menuetto

9. Alla turca (Allegretto)

CD 4

Piano Sonata No.12 in F, K.332

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Allegro assai

Piano Sonata No.13 in B flat, K.333

4. Allegro

5. Andante cantabile

6. Allegretto grazioso

Fantasia in C minor, K.475

7. Adagio - Allegro - Andantino - Più allegro -Tempo I

Piano Sonata No.14 in C minor, K.457

8. Molto allegro

9. Adagio

10. Allegro assai

Mozart: The Piano Sonatas

CD 5

Piano Sonata No.16 in C, K.545 "Sonata facile"

1. Allegro

2. Andante

3. Rondo (Allegro)

Piano Sonata No.17 in B flat, K.570

4. Allegro

5. Adagio

6. Allegretto

Piano Sonata No.18 in D, K.576

7. Allegro

8. Adagio

9. Allegretto

Piano Sonata No.15 in F, K.533/494

10. Allegro, K.533

11. Andante, K.533

12. Rondo (Allegretto), K.494

Boxset Dimensions: 5.12"x0.557"x5.08"