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Offline sjeon

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #50 on: March 05, 2010, 03:22:54 PM »
Horowitz and Eschenbach

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #51 on: March 05, 2010, 10:23:25 PM »
He's also recorded a lot of Mozart's chamber music and another set of Sonatas, although I can't find that CD for sale any more.  But if you actually bother(ed) to look for it, you'll find various parts of it online for download.

No, I didn't really bother, I figured you would find it for me. Thanks. Do you know if the Schubert recordings are any good?

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #52 on: March 06, 2010, 01:38:25 AM »
No, I didn't really bother, I figured you would find it for me. Thanks. Do you know if the Schubert recordings are any good?

You should find out for yourself.
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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #53 on: March 08, 2010, 09:16:33 PM »
Malcolm Bilson. Christian (Christoph?) Immerseel. Go fortepiano!

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #54 on: March 09, 2010, 12:16:56 AM »
I love Gieseking.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #55 on: March 09, 2010, 12:22:08 AM »
Malcolm Bilson. Christian (Christoph?) Immerseel. Go fortepiano!

Two good suggestions! The sonatas also sound quite nice on a clavichord, though I'm not sure anyone has recorded them on one yet.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #56 on: March 13, 2010, 09:52:22 PM »
The Alexei Lubimov recordings on fortepiano are also worth looking for.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #57 on: April 04, 2010, 02:39:11 PM »
Do you Know Maria Joćo Pires? Not only with Mozart but also Chopin? She is amazing, perhaps the best I know. Have a look in you tube. Or, better, buy one of her CDs. I would like to know what you think about her.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #58 on: April 04, 2010, 08:15:00 PM »
Another vote for Uchida. Her version of the sonatas, and the concertos, exhibit pure egoless poaying.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #59 on: April 07, 2010, 11:12:21 PM »
Maria Joćo Pires surely is one of the bests.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #60 on: April 10, 2010, 05:30:07 AM »
There is a wonderful pianist Natalia Pushkantser, some of the works in her performance can be heard on www.YouTube.com, including the sonata by Mozart. But a concert of Mozart N20 on this site:
http://www.stapravda.ru/projects/afisha/cantabile/music.shtml

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #61 on: April 10, 2010, 09:46:54 PM »
HOWARD SHELLEY BY A MILE!!! obviously!

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #62 on: April 11, 2010, 01:41:06 PM »
Claudio Arrau, always and forever

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #63 on: April 12, 2010, 02:22:24 PM »
Do you Know Maria Joćo Pires? Not only with Mozart but also Chopin? She is amazing, perhaps the best I know. Have a look in you tube. Or, better, buy one of her CDs. I would like to know what you think about her.
Among living pianists, definitely the top mozart (and not only) interpreter.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #64 on: April 13, 2010, 04:37:58 PM »
Lang Lang.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #65 on: August 17, 2012, 08:41:55 PM »
Australian great pianist Gil Sullivan ("The finest interpreter of Mozart in the world" - Südhessen Woche, Germany)

Mozart's Sonata in B flat - K498a (First Movement)


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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #66 on: August 17, 2012, 09:59:31 PM »
Horowitz and Uchida
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #67 on: August 18, 2012, 11:15:50 PM »
I love a recording on Youtube of Daniil Trifonov playing concerto 23 in A.  Trifonov makes Mozart sound very delicate, feminine, and almost pathetic.  Part of me thinks Trifonov goes a little over the top with the femininity, but part of me absolutely loves it!!!!  It sounds so satisfied and calm --  almost the opposite of Horowitz's version.

Here is Trifonov:


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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #68 on: March 26, 2013, 06:03:49 AM »
I will chime in and say Mitsuko Uchida.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #69 on: March 26, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »
Definitely Mitusko Uchida.

Lili Kraus is a close second :





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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #70 on: March 26, 2013, 02:57:52 PM »
My vote would go to Wanda Landowska:



The little improvisations and the cadenza at the end are totally how I imagine Mozart might have played it himself.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #71 on: March 26, 2013, 09:06:35 PM »
Maria Joao Pires. By a mile. Haebler is also ver nice. I find Uchida pretty boring in the sonatas also I like her in other repertoire.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #72 on: March 29, 2013, 05:50:45 PM »
Uchida plays with so much expression and emotion. Very good player, but with several pieces, maybe a little too much. Gould should stick with Bach. Horowitz is a classic, and has the technical parts of mozart down, but seems to lack what Uchida has. Schiff is a lot like Uchida, so both get my vote. Emmanuel Ax has a great interpretation as well. Lang Lang plays Mozart OK....he plays in a musical childish way, which fits some of Mozarts pieces, but not all. Valentina Lisitsa has an OK interpretation. Overall my top favorites are: Uchida, Ax, and Schiff.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #73 on: March 29, 2013, 06:05:46 PM »
Maria Joao Pires. By a mile. Haebler is also ver nice. I find Uchida pretty boring in the sonatas also I like her in other repertoire.
I wholeheartedly agree.  Pires is tops.  Uchida is boring, but a camp to watch.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #74 on: March 31, 2013, 09:14:41 AM »
uchida!

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #75 on: March 31, 2013, 12:17:21 PM »
I really like Ronald Brautigam playing on fortepiano

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #76 on: March 31, 2013, 01:04:42 PM »
I love Lili Kraus and Edwin Fischer. They have a bit different approach than modern pianists, so if one hears if for the first time, it might sound strange. Though, once I got used to it, I found it highly  superior to today's porsilin versions.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #77 on: March 31, 2013, 11:31:46 PM »
Just for Mozart Sonatas, I like Andreas Schiff's rendition of this set. The clarity and artistry of his playing... WOW.

Other Mozart pieces, I don't know.
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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #78 on: April 05, 2013, 11:48:04 AM »
Maria Joćo Pires.

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #79 on: April 05, 2013, 10:53:29 PM »
Brendel for me in terms of Mozart and Beethoven!!! Have been to several of his recitals over the years, as well as being very familiar with many of his recordings.

This is always going to be highly subjective!!!  :-\

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #80 on: April 10, 2013, 08:52:42 PM »
Guilda

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #81 on: April 11, 2013, 05:09:02 AM »
Well, that's either Gilda or Gulda.  Can't you just imagine rita hayworth tearing into the 3rd movement of k.488?

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #82 on: April 11, 2013, 05:17:45 AM »
Can't you just imagine rita hayworth tearing into the 3rd movement of k.488?

Now that you mention it. Ravishing.  ;)

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Re: Who is the best Mozart Interpreter?
«Reply #83 on: April 11, 2013, 07:00:25 AM »
Wonderful!!!!   ;D