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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Works for Piano 4 Hands

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Composer(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Artist(s): Duo Padovani-Mauro

Barcode: 0793597061812

 

  • EAN Code: 0793597061812
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Instrumental
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Period: Classical
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FROM ALBUM NOTES by Giacomo Fronzi:

In the history of reception and interpretation of piano music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s work (1756-1791) is one of the most troublesome for interpreters of every time and place. The reception of this music is inevitably intertwined with national music stories, the development of “indigenous” schools, the “historical” sensitivity of each culture (Italian, French, German, etc.). The hermeneutic tradition teaches us that this is the result of the intersection between different dimensions: time distance (Zeitenabstand), story of effects (Wirkungsgeschichte), consciousness of historical determination (Wirkungsgeschichte Bewusstsein) and fusion between different horizons (Horizontvermelschung). In this general framework it lies the specificity of reception and interpretation of the Mozartian piano production, that we can generally consider as characterized by two great orientations. The first is marked by a preference for the philological approach, whereby a certain degree of attention to the historical-cultural location of the work and its formal peculiarities leads to an interpretation that appears more rigorous, but is likely to be stiffened.  […] (Translation by Pietro Carra)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: (b Salzburg, 27 Jan 1756; d Vienna, 5 Dec 1791). Austrian composer, son of Leopold Mozart. His style essentially represents a synthesis of many different elements, which coalesced in his Viennese years, from 1781 on, into an idiom now regarded as a peak of Viennese Classicism. The mature music, distinguished by its melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture, is deeply coloured by Italian opera though also rooted in Austrian and south German instrumental traditions. Unlike Haydn, his senior by 24 years, and Beethoven, his junior by 15, he excelled in every medium current in his time. He may thus be regarded as the most universal composer in the history of Western music.

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