• Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, KV 279

    18 Jan 2008, 07:59 by Shu_Gi

    The Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, KV 279 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is the first in a set of six sonatas composed between December 1774 and March 1775 during his concert tour through Italy - Mozarts earliest surviving works in this genre. The first movement is full of witty effects, amusing music with nice modulations. The second movement might be categorized as being somewhat "italian", with a very singing character, a free-flow "dolce" mood. In the third movement the dynamic contrasts of the first two are surpassed with great intensity and many ideas. Sounds much like Haydn.
    Following my interpretion-notes:

    Daniel Barenboim
    Sometimes a bit flat, sometimes a bit careless. Barenboim interprets this sonata as the "pianistic" work of a juvenile - nothing more and nothing less. That approach fits sometimes, but also tends to be boring.

    Friedrich Gulda
    Very agressive especially in the first movement…