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After Bach, Beethoven, and Schoenberg, Mozart was the fourth composer to whom, despite his many reservations, Gould devoted a “cycle.” His misgivingsdid not, however, apply to these early sonatas: “For me, the first half-dozen piano sonatas, which have this purity of voice leading and this calculation of register, are the best of the lot.”

Mozart Piano Sonatas Vol. 1

Released: 1968

    Disc 1

  1. Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Piano, K. 279: I. Allegro
  2. Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Piano, K. 279: II. Andante
  3. Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Piano, K. 279: III. Allegro
  4. Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Piano, K. 280: I. Allegro assai
  5. Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Piano, K. 280: II. Adagio
  6. Sonata No. 2 in F Major for Piano, K. 280: III. Presto
  7. Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major for Piano, K. 281: I. Allegro
  8. Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major for Piano, K. 281: II. Andante amoroso
  9. Sonata No. 3 in B-flat Major for Piano, K. 281: III. Rondo: Allegro
  10. Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major for Piano, K. 282: I. Adagio
  11. Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major for Piano, K. 282: II. Menuetto I & II
  12. Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major for Piano, K. 282: III. Allegro
  13. Sonata No. 5 in G Major for Piano, K. 283: I. Allegro
  14. Sonata No. 5 in G Major for Piano, K. 283: II. Andante
  15. Sonata No. 5 in G Major for Piano, K. 283: III. Presto