Marilyn McDonald & James Howsmon - Mozart Among Friends
Classical, High Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:39 min | 258 MB
Label: Oberlin Music | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
After performing the complete set of Mozart Sonatas for pianoforte and violin together, pianist James Howsmon and violinist Marilyn McDonald longed to relive three lesser-known gems. Perhaps smaller in scope but not in creativity, the sonatas that make up Mozart Among Friends wonderfully reveal the full range of Mozart's genius. The recording opens with the tempestuous Sonata in G major, K. 379, with its turbulent minor-key Allegro movement bookended by a florid Adagio in G major and a set of variations on a cheerful theme.