Mozart at Melbourne
Works by Mozart for piano and violin, two pianos, piano duet, and piano solo performed by members of The Team of Pianists.
In 1967, pianist Max Cooke, together with ABC concertmaster and violinist Leonard Dommett, gave a series of three recitals in Melbourne presenting twelve Sonatas by Mozart and six by Handel.
"Some of these were subsequently recorded by the W & G record company, now no longer involved in record production. Listening to one of these old LP discs, I realised than even nearly a quarter of a century later, the standards of artistry and sound reproduction compare favourably with modern recordings. In spite of the fact that the original masters could not be located, and rather than allowing these marvellous performances to be lost to today's music lovers, it was decided to remaster these recordings from the best 1967 pressing available. When I put this idea to Max Cooke, he proposed adding interesting keyboard works by Mozart, to make up a complete recording, and at the same time to honour Mozart upon the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death."
Acclaimed both for its high standards of artistry and professionalism, the Melbourne-based Team of Pianists has captivated audiences in Australia and overseas for nearly twenty years.
“An utterly indispensable disc.”
— Melbourne Report
- Allegro con spirito
- Allegro molto
- Adagio in B Minor KV 540 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Molto Allegro
- Allegretto; Allegro
- Fantasia in D Minor KV 397 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Andante and Variations in G Major For Piano Duet KV 501 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Adagio; Allegro
- Andantino cantabile; Adagio; Allegretto
Sonata in D Major For Two Pianos KV 448 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata For Piano and Violin in E♭ Major KV 481 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata For Piano and Violin in G Major / Minor KV 379 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Max Cooke · piano · tracks 5—7 and 9—11
- Robert Chamberlain · piano · tracks 1—3
- Darryl Coote · piano · tracks 1—3 and 9
- Anne Bortolussi · piano · track 4
- Angela Vieum · piano · track 8
- Leonard Dommett · violin · tracks 5—7, 10 and 11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
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