Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu -《莫札特：第廿四、十八、廿一、卅五号小提琴奏鸣曲》(W.A. Mozart - Violin Sonatas K. 301, 304, 376, 526)[FLAC]
莫札特：第廿四、十八、廿一、卅五号小提琴奏鸣曲 / 希拉蕊韩(小提琴) / 朱叶(钢琴)
Mozart: Violin Sonatas K. 301, 304, 376 & 526 / Hilary Hahn / Natalie Zhu
高价版 / CD / 1 片装
Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 00289 477 5572
Format: CD, Album
Review by Patsy Morita [-]
Hilary Hahn and Natalie Zhu prove they are an excellent duo team in their first recording together, featuring four of Mozart's sonatas for violin and piano. All dating from 1778 and later, Mozart treats the two instruments more equitably in these sonatas than in his earlier ones. Hahn and Zhu are technically flawless together. They match each other as closely as two different instruments can to achieve a true duet sound. Just as Hahn "digs" into her strings for extra friction in the opening of the Sonata in E minor, K. 304, Zhu aims for the same tone quality with her touch. The two use longer note values, enhanced by vibrato and pedal, to give the music a pretty sound. It's probably more than a Classical era purist would like, but this is by no means a Romantic interpretation. Their slow movements, particularly those of K. 376 and K. 526, have beautifully rounded, cantabile phrases. The Allegro con spirito of K. 301 has bright accents and intense diminuendos and crescendos, demonstrating that this music isn't all elegance and delicacy. What marks their performance overall is an infectious energy that draws the listener's attention. Hahn and Zhu have a lively spirit, but they balance it skillfully and knowledgeably with respect for the music, not taking it too seriously, but also not ignoring its significance as part of Mozart's oeuvre and as part of the violin and piano repertoire. It's a performance that is both well-informed and enjoyable, and makes the next effort by Hahn and Zhu something to look forward to.
Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
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Compositions - 5 stars; Performance 5 stars; Sound quality - 5 stars.
If you never listen to a lot of Mozart, I think it's unlikely that this rather esoteric debate will affect your experience at all.
Mozart's perfection is reflected in this amazing duo's crystal clear, precise and beaUtiful playing.
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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
Elegant and Daring
By Sight Reader on October 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Hilary Hahn's playing always combines a powerful interpretation with meticulous technique that may very well be the cleanest on the planet. This naturally provokes a lot of curiosity as to how she might approach Mozart, and this disc certainly doesn't disappoint. In this recording she plays the most famous and representative of the Mozart sonatas, and as you might suspect Hahn brings them to life with penetrating intellect and sparkling clarity.
This recording also features a break with traditional articulation. Most modern instrument recordings feature smooth, singing lyricism contrasted with lilting, dance-like lifts of the bow. Hahn defies this tradition, preferring to keep better control of tone with her bow on the string, even in runs that are traditionally bounced for percussive effect.
This may disappoint Mozart listeners who feel "dancing" is the only appropriate contrast to "singing", but the result is that Hahn's sound is warm and lush and the resulting continuity allows longer phrasing that is not constantly chopped apart by excessive contrasts in technique.
If you never listen to a lot of Mozart, I think it's unlikely that this rather esoteric debate will affect your experience at all. I warmly recommend this recording as a great value for both its fabulous playing and the very generous and discriminating selection of sonatas included.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Copyright © – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Made By – EDC, Germany – 51617357
Mastered At – Emil Berliner Studios
Recorded At – Bard College
Art Direction – Fred Münzmaier
Composed By – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Coordinator [Recording] – Matthias Spindler
Design – fri DESIGN
Engineer, Edited By – Stephan Flock
Executive-Producer – Martin T:son Engstroem
Management [Project] – Roland Ott
Photography By – Kasskara
Piano – Natalie Zhu
Producer [Recording] – Thomas Frost
Violin – Hilary Hahn
Recording: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, 2 & 11/2004
℗ 2005 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
© 2005 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Made in the E.U.
Sonata In F Major K. 376
03.Rondeau. Allegretto Grazioso 6:20
Sonata In G Major K. 301
04.Allegro Con Spirito 8:34
Sonata In E Minor K. 304
07.Tempo Di Menuetto 5:36
Sonata In A Major K. 526
08.Molto Allegro 7:10