Unheard Mozart

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Catalogue No: DDA 25051
EAN/UPC: 809730505126
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Release Date: May 2007
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Discs: 1
Sample: Piano Sonata in F major - 3rd movement (extract)

Following Anthony Goldstone’s surveys of rare and previously unrecorded music by Schubert and Beethoven (some original, some in arrangements) and the groundbreaking disc of Mozart piano duo works made with Caroline Clemmow (25046) this is perhaps his most ambitious project to date, including two completely new sonatas, realised from sketches left by Mozart, and several other newly-completed pieces. Approved with enthusiasm by Mozart scholars, including Julian Rushton who wrote the booklet notes, these wonderful new completions will soon be part of the standard Mozart repertoire. ALL FIRST RECORDINGS.

Track Listing

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

  1. Praeludium in C major (5:38)
  2. I. Piano Sonata in F major − Andante – allegro (10:05)
  3. II. Piano Sonata in F major − Adagio (3:06)
  4. III. Piano Sonata in F major − Allegro (3:57)
  5. Minuet in D major, K, Anh.34 (3:05)
  6. Allegro in B flat major, K. 400 (10:13)
  7. Sarabande from Suite K.399 (2:19)
  8. Gigue in C minor (1:33)
  9. Sonata movement in C major (4:01)
  10. Fantasie in D minor, K.397 (6:34)
  11. I. Piano Sonata in G minor − Allegro (6:35)
  12. II. Piano Sonata in G minor − Larghetto (6:39)
  13. III. Piano Sonata in G minor − Allegretto (41:57)

Reviews

BBC Music Magazine

Fascinating and beautifully recorded disc. Goldstone has done a sterling job. Performance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sound ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Erik Levi
International Record Review

Long immersion in Mozart’s unfinished compositions has enabled Goldstone to feel the potential of the relationship between fragmentary movements. The playing is unfailingly thoughtful, undemonstrative, observant of the varying stylistic demands. The sound is fresh, clear and free of excessive resonance…a major benefit is the detailed and highly informative essay that Julian Rushton has written… this is a fascinating and significant issue

” —Peter Branscombe
Federation Of Recorded Music Societies Bulletin

A delightful collection of works for piano solo … played with consummate ease and lyrical sensitivity by a master of his instrument. For lovers of Mozart and/or piano music this is a must.

American Record Guide

Of the works realised by Goldstone… the structures are clear and the invention (Where does Mozart leave off?) highly creative in terms of melody, rhythm and harmony – all in the context of Mozartean style. Goldstone has approached his tasks as a highly cultivated and seriously motivated musician whose credentials include some recordings of insight and imagination. With very good sound and entertaining and delightful [music] this may be purchased with confidence.

” —Becker
Stirling News

Sonatas in F major and G minor dominate proceedings, and their presence alone should make this CD an essential purchase

” —Peter Spaull
Nottingham Evening Post

All the material is restored with love, style and skill

” —PP
Gramophone

Finishing Mozart needn’t be a sacrilegious act, as may be heard… particularly [in] the Praeludium in C major. When [Goldstone’s] playing is sympathetic to his best creative efforts, he makes for very absorbing listening.

” —Nalen Anthoni