W.A. Mozart: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, K. 301, K. 304, K. 305, K. 454 - RES10281

W.A. Mozart: Sonatas for Violin & Piano, K. 301, K. 304, K. 305, K. 454

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Total playing time [79:07]

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Peter Hanson (violin)
Andrew Arthur (fortepiano)

For this new recording, violinist Peter Hanson, one of the most prominent period instrument players of his generation, turns his attention to Mozart’s extraordinary and innovative output of sonatas for violin and piano.

Hanson is joined by acclaimed keyboard player and regular collaborator Andrew Arthur in this programme of four sonatas (K. 301, K. 304–5 & K. 454), each of which was dedicated to an exceptional woman of the time, with the aristocratic dedication of the ‘Kurfürstin’ sonatas for the Electress Maria Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach (K. 301–6) and K. 454’s dedication to Regina Strinasacchi – a performer of particular talent who gave the first performance with Mozart at the piano.

For this album, a stunning copy of an original Walter fortepiano is used as well as a striking Guadagnini violin bearing pure gut strings.

Album Booklet (PDF)

‘[The] rapport between the two players shows through in a beautifully balanced sequence of Mozart sonatas [...] the appetite is whetted for further instalments from these players.'

- Gramophone

‘[The] rapport between the two players shows through in a beautifully balanced sequence of Mozart sonatas [...] the appetite is whetted for further instalments from these players.’
Gramophone

‘[...] the performances by Hanson and Arthur are impeccably musical and charmingly involving, even in the lighter early material, but they truly come into their own in the K454 Sonata’
Early Music Review

Credits
© 2021 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2021 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10281
Producer: Roy Mowatt & Andrew Arthur
Engineer: Paul Crichton
Executive producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793107
Cover image: Still-life with Flowers and a Violin (c.1750) by Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724–1806)
Release date: 2 July 2021