Thursday, May 3, 2012

Martha Argerich & Evgeny Kissin: Mozart Sonata Four Hands



Martha Argerich and Evgeny Kissin perform the Mozart Piano Sonata for Four Hands in C Major, KV 521. [You can view part 2 here.] Both parts of this demanding duet are equally demanding, and each of these pianists is up to the task.

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A mature W.A. Mozart [1756-1791] composed this piece. As one reviewer put it. "[T]he ultimate dedicatees were two daughters of a wealthy Viennese merchant, Babette and Marianne Nortrop. It was composed in 1787, the same year Mozart wrote Don Giovanni, as well as a couple of string quintets and the Eine Kleine Nachtmusik serenade. It is entered in Mozart's thematic catalogue the very day he heard of his father's death."

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