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Mozart and the Twentieth Century (2006)

Mozart and the Twentieth Century

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring—presented here in the composer’s own arrangement for four-hand piano—has remained the twentieth century’s most notorious and consequential work since its premiere met with scandal in 1913. The sinuous dissonance of Stravinsky’s score finds solace in Mozart’s elegant Four-Hand Piano Sonata, K. 521, likely composed for an intimate salon audience of the composer’s closest friends. The disc ends with Mozart’s charming Flute Quartet, whose joyful reverie should dispel the oft-cited myth of Mozart’s distaste for the flute.

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Selections

Fantasy and Fugue in a minor, BWV 904 (1725) | Johann Sebastian Bach (8:18)

  • Claude Frank, Piano

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) for Piano, Four Hands (1913) | Igor Stravinsky (32:44)

  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Wu Han, Piano

Sonata for Piano, Four Hands, in C Major, K. 521 (1787) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (22:22)

  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Wu Han, Piano

Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 (1777) | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (14:17)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute

Artists

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Claude Frank, Piano
  • Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Paul Neubauer, Viola
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute
  • 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 Twentieth Century Total Time: 77:41
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2006