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2006 Mozart and the Piano

On this second disc, Schubert’s haunting Piano Fantasy and Dvořák’s melancholy “Dumky” Trio preface an exquisite selection from Mozart’s vast catalogue of piano music, which has held a definitive place in the keyboard literature since Mozart’s time. The influence of Mozart’s piano works is apparent in the characteristic color and lyricism of Schubert’s and Dvořák’s piano writing. Schubert’s f minor Fantasy displays the four-hand tradition virtually invented by Mozart for performances with his sister. On the disc’s closing work, Mozart’s keyboard fluency emerges in the composer’s chamber arrangement of his Piano Concerto in E-flat Major.

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