add to wish list | library


14 of 14 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

amazon.ca
amazon.co.uk
amazon.com
amazon.de
 
amazon.fr
 
 
jpc

Discussion: Mozart, Grieg - Dena Piano Duo

Posts: 3

Post by Edvin May 26, 2007 (1 of 3)
This is fun!
Did you know that Grieg wrote a second piano to some of Mozart´s sonatas, I didn´t. But here they are and they sound very strange. Harmonically the music is suddenly in the romantic tradition with some unexpected, but lovely chord changes. There are however some thuds and other noises that I find irritating. At the start it sounds like someone is tapping a foot, but maybe it is the pedal.

Post by Arthur May 27, 2007 (2 of 3)
Edvin said:

This is fun!
Did you know that Grieg wrote a second piano to some of Mozart´s sonatas, I didn´t. But here they are and they sound very strange. Harmonically the music is suddenly in the romantic tradition with some unexpected, but lovely chord changes. There are however some thuds and other noises that I find irritating. At the start it sounds like someone is tapping a foot, but maybe it is the pedal.

Edvin:

I'm surprised you haven't encountered these. There was a redbook disc in the mid 90's with Richter and Leonskaja doing the arrangements of K. 545, 475, & 533/494 (Teldec). It was also a delight! I've seen but not heard a couple of others.

Bret

Post by steviev October 16, 2009 (3 of 3)
Edvin said:

This is fun!
Did you know that Grieg wrote a second piano to some of Mozart´s sonatas, I didn´t. But here they are and they sound very strange. Harmonically the music is suddenly in the romantic tradition with some unexpected, but lovely chord changes. There are however some thuds and other noises that I find irritating. At the start it sounds like someone is tapping a foot, but maybe it is the pedal.

Yes, in K545 there is a lot of heavy pedal going on. It's largely absent from the other works. I would guess K545 was recorded first, and someone noticed this defect and fixed it for the rest of the sessions. For such an expensive audiophile disc, I'm surprised the producers did not insist on recording this (shortest) sonata again.

Closed