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Mozart, W.A.: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias, Vol. 4 (KV. 394, 396, 397, 475, 457, 485, 511)
Giuseppe Greco, Piano

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Mozart's Piano Sonatas and Fantasias, Vol. 4, encompass a diverse and captivating collection of works that highlight the composer's boundless creativity and innovation.
Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 394: The B-Flat Major Sonata, K. 394, opens the volume with a refined Allegro vivace, displaying Mozart's melodic ingenuity. The central Andante is a lyrical interlude, leading to the spirited closing movement, Presto, showcasing Mozart's ability to infuse elegance with vitality.
Sonata in D Major, K. 396: K. 396, a sonata in D Major, unfolds with a bright and lively Allegro, offering a delightful exploration of classical structures. Mozart's thematic richness and inventive use of harmonies shine in this engaging work.
Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397: The D Minor Fantasia, K. 397, is a pinnacle of Mozart's exploration into the realm of fantasy. With its impassioned and improvisatory character, this piece serves as a testament to Mozart's ability to evoke deep emotion and unpredictability.
Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475: K. 475, a Fantasia in C Minor, stands as a dramatic and introspective work. The brooding opening leads to a series of contrasting sections, showcasing Mozart's skill in creating emotional depth through innovative harmonic and melodic choices.
Sonata in C Minor, K. 457: The C Minor Sonata, K. 457, is a masterful expression of Mozart's darker and more intense side. The opening Allegro con spirito is characterized by its dramatic gestures, followed by the poignant Adagio, and concludes with a fiery Allegro assai, leaving a lasting impact.
Sonata in D Major, K. 485: K. 485, a Sonata in D Major, is a testament to Mozart's lyrical gifts. The Allegro opens with charm, leading to a sublime Andante, and concluding with a playful Allegro, showcasing Mozart's ability to balance grace and complexity.
Sonata in A Major, K. 511: Closing the volume, the A Major Sonata, K. 511, offers a glimpse into Mozart's later, more introspective style. The opening Allegretto unfolds with delicate beauty, while the Andante con espressione and the concluding Allegro showcase Mozart's mature exploration of emotional nuance and structural innovation.
This collection exemplifies Mozart's unparalleled ability to navigate various moods and styles, leaving a profound impact on the classical piano repertoire.

Giuseppe Greco, born in 1990, is a pianist of remarkable prowess. With a degree earned at 15, he garnered top honors and distinctions under the tutelage of V. De Filpo. Recognized for his warm and full sound, Greco's technical brilliance, praised by Bruno Canino, transcends mere virtuosity, consistently enhancing the expressive depth and meaning of the music he interprets. A laureate of prestigious competitions, Greco continues to captivate audiences with his profound artistry and dedicated contributions to classical music.

The comprehensive recording of the complete sonatas was meticulously crafted by engineer Alessandro Simonetto, employing two pairs of Bruel & Kjaer microphones and Prism Sound pres/converters. This approach ensures a high-quality and faithful representation of the nuanced performances.

Piano Sonatas & Fantasias, Vol. 4 (KV. 394, 396, 397, 475, 457, 485, 511)
Giuseppe Greco, Piano

Prod. No.: 351 / 2022
Cat. No: OC22112B
UPC: 685071586662
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2022

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

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Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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