Friday, 4 November 2011

Mozart A minor piano sonata

Written about the time of his mother's death.

I've always thought what Grimaud expresses here:

Grimaud opened with Mozart’s Sonata in A Minor, playing it as if she were lashing a carriage down the streets of Salzburg. “It’s Mozart’s only sonata with fortissimo markings,” she says. “I like to think of it as something quite extreme, and that’s how I play it.”

From here.

Listen to her brilliant performance, here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, Gordon. It was dinner-time music to accompany an eggplant-tomato risotto, with a Wolf Blass red. :)

Gordon Cheng said...