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Mozart - Retrospection

Dejan Lazić

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

SKU: 13398

Year of release: 1999

1. Gigue In G Major, KV 574 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 01:20
Fantasia And Fugu IN C Major, KV 394 09:13
2. Adagio - Fantasia Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 04:46
3. Andante Maestoso - Fugue Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 04:26
Sonata In C Major, KV 330 18:34
4. Allegro Moderato Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 06:49
5. Andante Cantabile Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 05:54
6. Allegretto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 05:50
7. Minuet In D Major, KV 355 (594a; KV6:576b) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 02:28
Sonata In G Major, KV 283 06:03
8. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 06:03
Sonata In G Major, KV 284 06:27
9. Andante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 06:27
Sonata In G Major, KV 285 06:19
10. Presto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 06:19
11. Fantasia In D Minor, KV 397 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 05:29
12. 9 Variations In D Major, After A Minuet Of Jean-Pierre Duport, KV 573 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 13:29
13. Minuet In G Major, KV 1 (KV6:1e) / Minuet In C Major, KV 1, Trio (KV 6:1f) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 02:17
Total time: 71:43

About this album

There is hardly any area of music that does not allow Mozart’s genius to achieve complete fulfilment. In the course of his brief life, he achieved such perfection that the listener can simply let the music pour over him and enjoy it. That Mozart is a particular favorite with a wide variety of audiences is closely related to his compelling qualities and broad range of characterization. His creative spectrum is so extensive and subtle that every listener can find his own favorite color within it. One senses from his music that he is truly open and honest. He knows how to translate his mood subtly into music. And so we encounter much of his wit, joy, and childlike quality as well as deep sensitivity, grief, and sentimentality. The expression of feelings is so manifold and powerful, that many people misunderstand Mozart and assess him falsely as a ‘jocose’ composer. This superficial assessment is just as dangerous for any would-be interpreter of Mozart’s music.
Even though Mozart was essentially a joyful personality, his life was also marked by suspense, disillusionment, and hope…and all of this is mirrored in his music. His piano music is not ‘pianistically’ but ‘orchestrally’ conceived. I, of course, do not know what Mozart would have thought of a modern piano, but just these very orchestral sounds—nuances, changing tone qualities, and articulations such as delicate piano legato passages and strong tutti style fortes— can be better reproduced, in my opinion, on this modern 1906 Steinway than on a fortepiano.

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Reviews

American Record Guide

(...) He has some interesting ideas about accents and ornamentation (...)

Salzburger Nachrichten

(…) eine Mozart cd, die effreulicherweise nicht ist wie andere – und das mag für sich schon etwas heißen.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Eine Mozart cd, die erfreulicherweise nicht ist wie andere - und das mag für schon etwas heißen.

La Presse Montréal

(…) une grande eloquence, une prime tendresse, et une fraîcheur qui en fait un petit bijou. (…) Il fait chanter Mozart!!!

Pianowereld

(...) Plezierige pianomuziek, integer gespeeld door een alleraardigste jonge muzikant op een mooi instrument en technisch prachtig vastgelegd.

Musik Manual

(...) die cd siedelt sich zwischen virtuosen Horowitz und perlendem Peraiha an.

Utrechts Nieuwsblad

(...) Een stijlechte aanpak (...) (...) een gevarieerde opzet die hem van de meeste pianisten onderscheidt (...)

Le Monde de la Musique

(…) Une interpretation inventive et sensible (…) (…) La maturité stylistique de ce pianiste de 22 ans est étonnante de sincérité et de poésie. (…)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateSeptember 1998
Recording LocationDoopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks