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Vikingur Olafsson

Mozart & Contemporaries

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1 Galuppi: Andante spiritoso from Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor  
2 Mozart: Rondo in F major, K 494  
3 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo II in D minor, H 290  
4 Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D minor: Andantino (Arr. by V?kingur Olafsson)  
5 Fantasia in D minor, K 397 (Fragment)  
6 Rondo in D major, K 485  
7 Cimarosa: Sonata No. 55 in A minor (Arr. by V?kingur Olafsson)  
8 Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: I. Allegro moderato  
9 Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: II. Menuet  
10 Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor: III. Finale - Presto  
11 Mozart: Kleine Gigue in G, K 574  
12 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 ?Sonata facile?: I. Allegro  
13 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 ?Sonata facile?: II. Andante  
14 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K 545 ?Sonata facile?: III. Rondo. Allegretto  
15 Mozart: Adagio in E flat, arr. by V?kingur Olafsson from String Quintet No. 3 in G minor, K 516  
16 Galuppi: Larghetto from Piano Sonata No. 34 in C minor  
17 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: I. Molto allegro  
18 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: II. Adagio  
19 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457: III. Allegro assai  
20 Mozart: Adagio in B minor, K 540  
21 Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K 618 (Transcr. for solo piano by Franz Liszt)  
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After the global successes of Philip Glass · Piano Works, Johann Sebastian Bach, Debussy · Rameau and Debussy · Rameau Reflections (227.5 million career streams to date and over 320K albums sold), multi-award-winning pianist Víkingur Ólafsson now turns his attention to the music of MOZART. Ólafsson presents some of his favourite Mozart keyboard works in the company of pieces by a selection of the composer's leading contemporaries. Juxtaposing works by Mozart, Haydn and C.P.E. Bach with rarely-recorded Galuppi and Cimarosa, Mozart & Contemporaries dispels the image of Mozart as the angelic and prodigious idiot savant, instead presenting a mature composer through music primarily dating from the 1780s: a resourceful, hard-working adult who had come to know adversity. All is artfully brought together by Ólafsson's signature thought-provoking programming. 

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