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Mozart Sonatas for Fortepiano

Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)

$23   (Australian dollars)

   

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Three Mozart fortepiano sonatas played by Geoffrey Lancaster. Lancaster was a first prize winner at the Brugges Early Music Competition and has since outraged most of the early muscologists in Australia with his well-researched, forthright performances. His is a major talent and it is combined with formidable keyboard skills.

This CD was the only Australian recording nominated for the 1993 ABC Record of the Year.
CONTENTS

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSonata in B flat, KV570
Sonata in F major, KV332
Sonata in B flat major, KV333

REVIEWS

'Geoffrey Lancaster's new disc of Mozart sonatas is going to get up a lot of people's noses, and so it should ... (his) playing of Mozart is about the most interesting (and without a doubt, the most exciting) on disc ... this new recording will send many listeners whimpering to the comfort blanket security of Uchida or Brendel. This is not listening for the faint-hearted ... his performances are an antidote to established attitudes to this music ... have a stiff brandy standing by.'
Andrew Ford, 24 Hours, February 1993


'He uses the fortepiano to reclaim the expressive qualities of the music.'
Stephen Porter, Fanfare (USA), November 1993


'Lancaster is bold, forthright, declamatory and endlessly fascinating in his approach. ... I have always maintained that Lancaster is torchbearer of a unique art form. Unique for at least three reasons: he is fearless in pursuit of ideals - nothing is half-hearted, he never allows authenticity to be equated with stuffiness and his playing has charisma and personality of the kind that enhances, rather than detracts from an enriching musical experience.'
Cyrus Meyer-Homji, Soundscapes, Jan-Feb 1993


'Lancaster fires an entertaining salvo at early music literalists.'
Roger Covell, Sydney Morning Herald, December 1992

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