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FRIEDRICH GULDA - THE COMPLETE MOZART TAPES (CONCERTOS AND SONATAS)

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Friedrich Gulda was a special pianist, and nothing says this more clearly than his Mozart recordings for DG. This comprehensive edition documents the development of Gulda’s approach to the music of Mozart from 1948 until his last recordings in 1999.

Taped in 1980, and released for the first time in 2006, the Mozart tapes provide unique testimony to the spellbinding qualities of Friedrich Gulda's approach to the great composer.

He recorded the Mozart sonatas in winter 1980/81 on a characteristic sounding Bösendorfer. The original tapes have disappeared, and a copy Gulda gave to his recording producer Hans Klement is also untraceable. All that survives in usable form are cassette copies of ten of them, plus the Fantasy K.475, which DG have now chosen to release in a 10CD box together with the Piano Concertos under Abbado, the Sonatas released on DG as well as the Early Concerto Recordings on Decca with Anthony Collins and Paul Angerer.

The Sonata in C minor K. 457 is included as a bonus, presenting Gulda duetting with himself at the Clavinova. Together with Sonata in A major K.331, one of his last Mozart recordings ever, this illustrates Gulda’s provoking genius.

Mozart:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282
Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283
Piano Sonata No. 6 in D, K284 "Dürnitz"
Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'
3 recordings
Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332
Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile'
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457
2 recordings
Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570
2 recordings
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'
3 recordings
Variations (10) in G major on Gluck's 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint', K455
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 'Facile': Andante
Fantasia in D minor, K397
Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar… (from Le nozze di Figaro)
(piano transcription)
Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595
Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K449
London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Paul Angerer
Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
New Symphony Orchestra of London, Anthony Collins
Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
New Symphony Orchestra of London, Anthony Collins
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310
Rondo in D major, K485


Friedrich Gulda (piano)


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