Album: Mozart, Sonatas for fortepiano and violin – Müllejans, (Harmonia Mundi)
Sunday 22 March 2009
At least two of the works in this breezy, elegant recital were premiered with the ink still wet on the page. Mozart's fame as an improviser was at its height when the Sonata in G and Variations in G minor were first performed, and something of that extreme freshness can be felt in Petra Müllejans and Kristian Bezuidenhout's performance.
Müllejans favours clarity over warmth, using the barest touch of vibrato, but the simplicity of her playing combines winningly with Bezuidenhout's flamboyant fortepiano.
Pick of the album: A graceful Andante from the Sonata in B flat
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