Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 Jean Muller
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330:
- 1Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330: I. Allegro moderato06:18
- 2Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330: II. Andante cantabile06:23
- 3Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330: III. Allegretto05:23
- Piano Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280:
- 4Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280: I. Allegro assai04:31
- 5Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280: II. Adagio05:27
- 6Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F Major, K. 280: III. Presto02:48
- Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor K. 310:
- 7Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor K. 310: I. Allegro maestoso08:08
- 8Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor K. 310: II. Andante cantabile con espressione07:08
- 9Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor K. 310: III. Presto03:07
- Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Semplice":
- 10Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Semplice": I. Allegro03:02
- 11Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Semplice": II. Andante03:48
- 12Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Semplice": III. Rondo. Allegretto01:34
Info for Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3
I really love the piano trio,” says Aki Takase, with a passion that mirrors her playing. “But not the old idea, where the pianist is king, and the bassist and the drummer are just sidemen. We are equal.” Indeed, all three musicians are in focus in the trio AUGE: bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener are among the most original virtuosos of their instruments. On Intakt they have presented brilliant albums with the New York saxophonist Ellery Eskelyn. Christian Weber recorded albums with Co Streiff and Oliver Lake. Michael Griener is a member of the band Die Entta¨uschung and Monks Casino with Alexander von Schlippenbach. Over the course of nearly four decades pianist Aki Takase has provided fresh impetus with different musicians such as reedists David Murray and Rudi Mahall or fellow pianist (and husband) Alexander von Schlippenbach. The Berlin-based Chicago journalist Peter Margasak writes about the recording: “The music on the debut album from the collective trio AUGE is wide-open, operating from an unobstructed vista where everything seems possible ... Free improvisation rarely sounds so cogent, rippling with an adroit command of rhythm and harmony that erases the line between design and spontaneity.”
With Togetherness Music, British pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins presents a fascinating musical panorama, a distillation and synthesis of different traditions and influences, reflecting the broad spectrum of an extraordinary musical spirit. Released to celebrate Hawkins' 40th birthday, this six-movement quasi-orchestral work is an extensive expansion and revision of a piece which originated with a commission from conductor and composer Aaron Holloway-Nahum for the Riot Ensemble, to feature Hawkins and saxophone icon Evan Parker – with whom Hawkins has enjoyed a now more than decade-long musical association – as soloists. The new incarnation of the work features the original forces, augmented by additional acoustic improvisers and the electronic wizardry of Matthew Wright. Whilst the Riot Ensemble are primarily renowned for their performances of notated contemporary classical music, and Parker is one of the seminal figures in free improvisation and the post-Coltrane jazz continuum, roles shift fluidly throughout this work, creating an entirely distinctive soundworld. Collaborations among improvisers and classical musicians can be fraught – a clash of cultures," writes musician James Fei in the comprehensive liner notes. "When it works, however, something unique and in-between becomes possible." Indeed: Togetherness Music shows new musical possibilities. A highly contemporary musical work, which points to the future.
Jean Muller, piano
Jean Muller - Piano
was born in Luxembourg in 1979. At the age of six he took his first lessons with Marie-José Hengesch at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg. Only one year later, he made his first public appearance, premiering a work of his compatriot Alexander Mullenbach. During his year at the Academy of Music in Riga in 1995 on a European exchange programme, TEMPUS, studying under Teofíls Bikís, he took the decision to devote his life to music. Until 2006, he studied in Europe – Brussels, Paris and Munich – gaining exposure to the most diverse schools of piano in the classes of Evgeny Moguilevsky, Gerhard Oppitz, Eugen Indjic, and lastly, Michael Schäfer. Outside the formal structure of the schools, his father and mentor Gary Muller, piano teacher at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, has had a decisive influence on his musical development. Jean Muller’s education has been complemented by guidance from musicians such as Anne Queffélec, Leon Fleischer, Janos Starker, and Fou T’song.
Since 1994, Jean Muller has been awarded first prize at several international competitions: Jean Françaix, Francis Poulenc and Arcachon to name but a few. He was a winner of the International Forum of Young Performers, a European competition organised by the Union Européenne de Radio-Télévision (UER) on behalf of UNESCO and the International Music Council. Jean Muller has performed on several occasions during state visits of Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg. In 2007 His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg made him Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau.
Jean Muller regularly performs internationally, at major concert halls such as Megaron in Athens, the NCPA in Beijing, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall, the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Arsenal in Metz, the Munich Philharmonic Hall and the Liederhalle in Stuttgart. Muller is regularly invited to prestigious festivals, such as Festival Bourglinster, Festival A*Devantgarde Munich, Festival Echternach, Festival de Saintes, KotorArt, Incontri pianistica di Cosenza and PianoTexas. He has made solo performances with orchestras such as the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, the Heidelberger Sinfoniker, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Les Solistes Européens Luxembourg, conducted by renowned conductors including Frédéric Chaslin, Thomas Fey, Jack-Martin Händler, Zubin Mehta and Bramwell Tovey.
The international press acclaims the fact that he uses his exceptional virtuosity in the service of intense, well thought-out interpretations. At the Poulenc Competition, Jean-Claude Pennetier, president of the jury and renowned pianist, said, “Everything is there: fingers, head and heart”. His CDs, published by JCH-Productions, Turtle Records, Polymnie, Bella Musica and Fondamenta Productions, have been acclaimed by the musical press, receiving the Excellentia and Supersonic awards from Pizzicato magazine, Coup de Coeur from Piano Magazine, 4 étoiles from Classica, 4 Diapasons, the Arte CD Selection and Gramophone’s Critic’s Choice.
Jean Muller’s performance of the complete Beethoven sonatas, performed in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, has been warmly welcomed by both the public and the press. The recording of this cycle of concerts has been released under the Bella Musica label. In 2009-2010 he was in residence for the CAMERATA cycle organised by the Solistes Européens in collaboration with the Soirées de Luxembourg at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Since 2011 Jean Muller is also a professor at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.