Mozart The Progressive
Label: Ars Produktion
Mozart brought to life anew! Pianist Michael Wessel records all 18 of Mozart's piano sonatas: a unique cosmos bursting with unbridled ideas! Some special features are close to the pianist's heart and distinguish this release from others. Michael Wessel refreshingly combines the insights of historically informed performance practice with the sustaining; richly coloured tone of the modern Bösendorfer concert grand. The result is a lively and contrasting mixture of speaking and singing characters. In the detailed booklet; Wessel excitingly relates the respective time and life circumstances to the sonatas. On each CD; three sonatas are grouped together under a thematic focus. The series begins with "Mozart the Poet": K. 330; 331 and 332 as narration; poem and play - followed by "Mozart - Two Faces": Fantasy K. 475 and Sonatas Nos. 13; 14; 16. "Mozart the Progressive" includes Gigue K. 574; Minuet K. 355 and Sonatas Nos. 15; 17; 18.