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Mozart: Piano Sonatas - Brendel

Mozart: Piano Sonatas - Brendel

Philips Classics  475 6199

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Instrumental


Mozart: Piano Sonata in B flat major K.281, Piano Sonata in E flat major K.282, Piano Sonata in D major K.576, Fantasia in C minor K.396

Alfred Brendel (piano)

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Comment by James Faulkner - September 18, 2021 (1 of 1)

The old SACD.net site included some comments to the effect that this recording had some problems. I'm afraid I can't understand why anyone should think so. The performances and recording seem to me excellent (I've listened in stereo). The recording is clear and light, not unlike Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's more recent Mozart recordings on Chandos. In both cases, I understand the aim is to capture something of the feeling of the fortepiano - a relatively dry acoustic and very little pedal. I think this works very well in both cases, and avoids the problem with so many heavy, muddy recordings of Mozart on modern concert pianos.
James Faulkner