Thomas Beijer & Nicolas van Poucke

Mozart: Sonatas for four hands

An album featuring three sonatas for four hands by W. A. Mozart, performed by Thomas Beijer and Nicolas van Poucke.

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About the album

Excerpt from the liner notes

Scene 1 Indian summer, late afternoon. The house of Pianist 2 in the medium- sized provincial town of H. Pianist 1 enters, grinning broadly as ever, with two large bags full of groceries; the gentlemen are both avid amateur cooks and have agreed to spend this evening together cooking, drinking good wine, smoking cigars and discussing the current state of the universe. Yes, some people discover the true pleasures of life at an early age! It is all the stranger that Pianist 2 puts on a rather grumpy face when he sees that his younger comrade, in addition to a stalk of celery, a net of onions, a bottle of excellent Barolo, a couple of jalapeños and a few other such things, has also fished a score out of one of the bags, which, to Pianist 2’s dismay, judging from its lying format, can only contain music for four hands.

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  1. Sonata for piano four hands in B major, KV 358 I. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:16
  2. Sonata for piano four hands in B major, KV 358 II. Adagio Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:53
  3. Sonata for piano four hands in B major, KV 358 III. Molto presto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:08
  4. Sonata for piano four hands in F major, KV 497 I. Adagio - Allegro di molto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9:16
  5. Sonata for piano four hands in F major, KV 497 II. Andante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 11:21
  6. Sonata for piano four hands in F major, KV 497 III. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:03
  7. Sonata for piano four hands in C major, KV 521 I. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9:22
  8. Sonata for piano four hands in C major, KV 521 II. Andante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:28
  9. Sonata for piano four hands in C major, KV 521 III. Allegretto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:31

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Label

TRPTK

Genre(s)

Classical – Classical (1750-1830)

Artist(s)

Nicolas van Poucke
Thomas Beijer

Composer(s)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Recording location(s)

Westvestkerk, Schiedam (NL)

Recording date(s)

December 2021

Cat. No.

TTK 0086

Release date

October 14th, 2022

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"As a duo [...] they trust each other blindly, dare to approach the music without gloves, work closely together and manage to make it a sonic feast both glowing and subtle. [...] The recording quality pursued by the Dutch label TRPTK really needs no more introduction: I know of no recording bearing the stamp of this 'house' that does not make a profound impression, irrespective of whether in stereo or surround mode."

Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek

"This is Mozart as we love him best. Not an elegant porcelain figure but a tough, bold eighteenth-century man with his eyes on the future through music that transcends formalities. It can be inferred from the two late sonatas but also from the early, energetically and fiercely performed Sonata in B-flat, KV 358. Which sounds like a divertimento that shuns superficiality and instead taps into deeper layers."

Maarten-Jan Dongelmans, De Gelderlander

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