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Mozart and the Piano (2006)

Mozart and the Piano

On this second disc, Schubert’s haunting Piano Fantasy and Dvořák’s melancholy “Dumky” Trio preface an exquisite selection from Mozart’s vast catalogue of piano music, which has held a definitive place in the keyboard literature since Mozart’s time. The influence of Mozart’s piano works is apparent in the characteristic color and lyricism of Schubert’s and Dvořák’s piano writing. Schubert’s f minor Fantasy displays the four-hand tradition virtually invented by Mozart for performances with his sister. On the disc’s closing work, Mozart’s keyboard fluency emerges in the composer’s chamber arrangement of his Piano Concerto in E-flat Major.

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Selections

Fantasy for Piano, Four Hands, in f minor, D. 940 (1828) | Franz Schubert (18:02)

  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Wu Han, Piano

Piano Trio in e minor, op. 90, Dumky (1891) | Antonín Dvořák (31:11)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 449 (1784) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (22:16)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • CarlaMaria Rodrigues, Viola
  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin

Artists

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • CarlaMaria Rodrigues, Viola
  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin
  • Wu Han, Piano

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Returning to Mozart series commemorates the festival’s fourth season, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Mozart and the Piano Total Time: 72:79
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2006