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Mozart, W.A.: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias, Vol. 5 (KV. 540, 494, 545, 570, 576)
Giuseppe Greco, Piano

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Total duration: 74:49
Original audio @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


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Mozart's Piano Sonatas and Fantasias, Vol. 5, along with the Adagio KV. 540, 494, 545, 570, and 576, form a rich tapestry of the composer's late works, showcasing his mastery of form, emotion, and innovation.
The F Major Sonata, K. 533/494, is a pinnacle of Mozart's mature style. The opening Allegro balances grandeur with intimacy, while the central Andante exudes lyricism. The closing Rondo is a spirited dance, reflecting Mozart's ability to infuse classical structures with vibrant character.
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.
The C Major Sonata, K. 545, is one of Mozart's most beloved works. Known as the "Sonata facile", its simplicity belies its expressive depth. The opening Allegro is light-hearted, leading to a poignant Andante, and concluding with a lively Rondo.
K. 570, a Sonata in B-Flat Major, is marked by its elegance and lyricism. The opening Allegro is refined and expressive, while the central Adagio unveils a tender and introspective character. The final Allegretto is a delightful romp with playful nuances.
The B Minor Adagio, K. 540, is a poignant gem, characterized by its melancholic beauty. Mozart's exploration of the expressive capabilities of the piano shines through in this reflective and emotionally charged work.
Closing the volume, the D Major Sonata, K. 576, is the last of Mozart's piano sonatas. The opening Allegro is characterized by its classical elegance, followed by the introspective Adagio, and concluding with a spirited Allegretto.
This collection represents the culmination of Mozart's piano writing, showcasing his ability to blend form with emotional depth. The diverse character of each piece reflects Mozart's artistic maturity and enduring 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. 5 (KV. 540, 494, 545, 570, 576)
Giuseppe Greco, Piano

Prod. No.: 350 / 2022
Cat. No: OC22100B
UPC: 685071706312
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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