Vikingur Olafsson Mozart & Contemporaries 180g 2LP
Vikingur Olafsson Mozart & Contemporaries 180g 2LP

Vikingur Olafsson Mozart & Contemporaries 180g 2LP

Vikingur Olafsson

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DGLP60526
UPC:
028948605262

Late-Mozart Juxtaposed With Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Galuppi & Cimarosa On 180g Double LP!

Víkingur Ólafsson explores the light and shade in the music of Mozart on his latest album, released by Deutsche Grammophon on 3 September 2021. Mozart & Contemporaries sees the artist juxtapose some of his favorite Mozartian pieces with works by other leading composers of the day - Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Galuppi and Cimarosa. By focusing on the last ten years of Mozart's life, Ólafsson dispels the image of the composer as the angelic and prodigious idiot savant. "I find this decade of Mozart's life and art endlessly fascinating," says the pianist. "This is the period when he was not just perfecting the Classical tradition but subtly subverting it ... the shadows are darker, the nuances and ambiguities more profound." Ólafsson, who has won Opus Klassik and BBC Music Magazine awards as well as being named Gramophone's Artist of the Year 2019, has achieved worldwide acclaim with his recordings. Mozart & Contemporaries is his fourth DG album.

2 LPs pressed on 180g heavyweight black vinyl, housed in gatefold sleeve, with a booklet including an essay by the artist.

Ólafsson assembles a unique program from exquisitely careful and detailed Mozart performances, sonatas by a pair of unusual contemporaries, and an ordering of the whole that brings the listener into a rarefied world....it may be that this is not an album for historical purists. It may also be that Ólafsson comes closer to the resonances this music would have had in its own time than a dozen more circumspect performances would have.
-James Manheim, AllMusic.com, 5/5 stars

Features

  • 180g Double Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Insert - Essay by Ólafsson
  • Made in Germany

Musicians

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

Selections

LP1 - Side A:

Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
  1. Galuppi: Andante spiritoso from Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  1. Mozart: Rondo in F major, K 494
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
  1. C.P.E. Bach: Rondo II in D minor, H 290
Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)
  1. Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D minor (Arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, K 397 (Fragment)
  2. Mozart: Rondo in D major, K 485

LP1 - Side B:

Domenico Cimarosa
  1. Cimarosa: Sonata No. 55 in A minor (Arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": I. Allegro
  2. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": II. Andante
  3. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": III. Rondo. Allegretto
  4. Mozart: Adagio in E flat, arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson from String Quintet No. 3 in G minor, K 516

LP2 - Side A:

Baldassare Galuppi
  1. Galuppi: Larghetto from Piano Sonata No. 34 in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: I. Molto allegro
  2. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: II. Adagio
  3. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: III. Allegro assai

LP2 - Side B:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Kleine Gigue in G, K 574
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  1. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: II. Menuet
  3. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: III. Finale - Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Adagio in B minor, K 540
  2. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K 618 (Transcr. for solo piano by Franz Liszt)
Description

Late-Mozart Juxtaposed With Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Galuppi & Cimarosa On 180g Double LP!

Víkingur Ólafsson explores the light and shade in the music of Mozart on his latest album, released by Deutsche Grammophon on 3 September 2021. Mozart & Contemporaries sees the artist juxtapose some of his favorite Mozartian pieces with works by other leading composers of the day - Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Galuppi and Cimarosa. By focusing on the last ten years of Mozart's life, Ólafsson dispels the image of the composer as the angelic and prodigious idiot savant. "I find this decade of Mozart's life and art endlessly fascinating," says the pianist. "This is the period when he was not just perfecting the Classical tradition but subtly subverting it ... the shadows are darker, the nuances and ambiguities more profound." Ólafsson, who has won Opus Klassik and BBC Music Magazine awards as well as being named Gramophone's Artist of the Year 2019, has achieved worldwide acclaim with his recordings. Mozart & Contemporaries is his fourth DG album.

2 LPs pressed on 180g heavyweight black vinyl, housed in gatefold sleeve, with a booklet including an essay by the artist.

Ólafsson assembles a unique program from exquisitely careful and detailed Mozart performances, sonatas by a pair of unusual contemporaries, and an ordering of the whole that brings the listener into a rarefied world....it may be that this is not an album for historical purists. It may also be that Ólafsson comes closer to the resonances this music would have had in its own time than a dozen more circumspect performances would have.
-James Manheim, AllMusic.com, 5/5 stars

Features

  • 180g Double Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • Insert - Essay by Ólafsson
  • Made in Germany

Musicians

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

Selections

LP1 - Side A:

Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
  1. Galuppi: Andante spiritoso from Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  1. Mozart: Rondo in F major, K 494
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
  1. C.P.E. Bach: Rondo II in D minor, H 290
Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)
  1. Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D minor (Arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, K 397 (Fragment)
  2. Mozart: Rondo in D major, K 485

LP1 - Side B:

Domenico Cimarosa
  1. Cimarosa: Sonata No. 55 in A minor (Arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": I. Allegro
  2. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": II. Andante
  3. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 "Sonata facile": III. Rondo. Allegretto
  4. Mozart: Adagio in E flat, arr. by Víkingur Ólafsson from String Quintet No. 3 in G minor, K 516

LP2 - Side A:

Baldassare Galuppi
  1. Galuppi: Larghetto from Piano Sonata No. 34 in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: I. Molto allegro
  2. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: II. Adagio
  3. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: III. Allegro assai

LP2 - Side B:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Kleine Gigue in G, K 574
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  1. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: II. Menuet
  3. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: III. Finale - Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  1. Mozart: Adagio in B minor, K 540
  2. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K 618 (Transcr. for solo piano by Franz Liszt)
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Vikingur Olafsson
Title
Mozart & Contemporaries
Composer
Mozart, Galuppi, C.P.E. Bach, Cimarosa, Haydn
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-08-2021
Release Date
10-13-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
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