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Mozart Complete Piano Sonatas Box set


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Audio CD, Box set, October 11, 1991
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  • Performer: Claudio Arrau
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (October 11, 1991)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Philips Records
  • ASIN: B00000E4U0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #468,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART [1756-1791]
MOZART COMPLETE 18 PIANO SONATAS & 5 SOLO PIANO WORKS 7-CD SET [DIGITALLY REMASTERED 1991] performed by maestro CLAUDIO ARRAU the 2OTH CENTURY'S GREATEST CLASSICAL PIANIST

CD REVIEWER NOTE TO AMAZON.COM READERS: I TYPE WITH LARGE CAP LETTERS TO READ WHAT I WRITE BECAUSE I AM A 100% DISABLED DECORATED VIETNAM VETERAN AND I AM ALMOST BLIND WITH MACULAR DEGENERATION. I SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAPS MAY CAUSE YOU. ~DR. PATRICK HILL PH.D, MOZART SCHOLAR~

HIGHLIGHTS ARRAU MOZART 7-CD SET [1991]
*RATED 10/10 AUDIO QUALITY BY GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE WHO AWARDED THIS ARRAU MOZART 7-CD SET THEIR PRESTIGIOUS EDITOR'S CHOICE CD IN 1991

*7-CD SET RELEASE DATE: 07/23/1991
*LABEL: Philips Catalog #432306
*RECORDING MODE: Digital Stereo
*7-CD SET LENGTH: 8 Hours 4 Minutes
*18 PIANO SONATAS RECORDING DATE 1983 ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON CDS IN 1983 & 1984 & 1985: Piano Sonatas No.1 [K.279], No.2 [K.280], No.3 [K.281], No.4 [K.282], No.5 [K.283], No.6 [K.284], No.7 [K.309], No.8 [K.310], No.9 [K.311], No.10 [K.330], No.11 [K.331], No.12 [K.332], No.13 [K.330], No.14 [K.457], No.15 [K.533], No.16 [K.545], No.17 [K.570] & No.18 [K.576]
*5 SOLO PIANO WORKS RECORDING DATE 1973 ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON LPS IN 1783 & ON CDS IN 1981: Fantasia No.3 Solo Piano in D Minor [K.397], Fantasia No.4 Solo Piano in C Minor [K.475], Rondo No.1 For Solo Piano in D [K.485], Rondo No.3 For Solo Piano in A Minor [K.511] & Adagio For Solo Piano in B Minor [K.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hallaj on October 26, 2013
If you like Mozart's piano sonatas and you feel like you know these sonatas very well then it's time to give master Arrau a listen. As described by a reviewer this is Mozart under a black sun, or a musical performance digging deeply in between the lines for the dark side of Mozart's character usually shaded by superficial joy and rigid classicism. I can't claim this is the best or the only performance I like, I adore Gulda and Schiff but Arrau's interpretations are always unique and he has ability to shed the light on undiscovered aspects of the music. The sound quality is superb and you can listen to every note very clearly. Highly recommended!
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Michael O'Hanlon on May 14, 2012
Karl Bohm once described Mozart's music as a Fountain of Youth. Even so, one could question to what degree this elixir had a regenerative effect on the Austrian conductor: some of Uncle Karl's last efforts in this domain are afflicted by heat-death and turgidity. Another octogenarian likewise chanced his arm: Claudio Arrau. The result was abysmal.

The Chilean was a master pianist but this Mozart cycle is rancid with rubato: every phrase is more arch than a bishopric. I found it unlistenable. And Arrau's gyrations notwithstanding, it ultimately lacks grip. One senses a grim determination on the part of the pianist to eke out what is left of his prowess in a bid to make it to the bold double-bar.

True, a handful of the performances date from the early Seventies where Arrau is clearly in better form; even so, a sophistication is evident that is not in keeping with the idiom of the music. One is fearful that at any given moment, Arrau is going to launch into Gnomenreigen.

I am all for hearing Mozart played on a Steinway or a carrier-based Bösendorfer but this cycle should not have been released on compassionate grounds and much the same could be said of the Schubert that was likewise recorded towards the end of Arrau's life (Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 664, 958, 959, 960. Neither embellishes his reputation.
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