Transfigured Mozart

Petronel Malan, Piano

Mozart Transcriptions by Alkan, Friedman, Glinka, Hummel, Raff, Reger, Thalberg

Hummel

1. Fantasina on a Theme of Figaro, Op. 124 (K.492)

Glinka

Variations on a Theme of Mozart for piano or harp (K.620)

2. Thema: Moderato

3. Variation 1

4. Variation 2

5. Variation 3 - Coda

Thalberg

6. Lacrimosa tiré du Requiem de Mozart, Op. 70 (K.626); Larghetto

Alkan

7. Andante du 8 Quatuor: Transcription de concert pour piano

seul (K.464)

Raff

8. Souvenirs de “Don Giovanni”, Op. 45 (K.527); I Donna Anna ed

Ottavio, II Zerlina e Don Giovanni, III Un Fête Champêtre

Friedman

9. Romance from "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (K.525)

10. Menuetto from Divertimento for string quartet & 2 horns (K.334)

Reger

Variations & Fugue on a Theme of W.A. Mozart for Orchestra, Op. 132 (arr. for solo piano by Karl Salomon)(K.331)

11. Theme: Andante grazioso

12. Variation 1: L'istesso tempo (quasi un poco piú lento)

13. Variation 2: Poco agitato (Piú mosso)(non troppo allegro)

14. Variation 3: Con moto

15. Variation 4: Vivace

16. Variation 5: Quasi presto

17. Variation 6: Sostenuto (quasi Adagietto)

18. Variation 7: Andante grazioso

19. Variation 8: Molto sostenuto

20. Fugue: Allegretto grazioso

Playing Time 73:48

Haenssler Classic 98.231

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Recorded on a Blüthner Model 1 Concert Grand.

This recording is about the perception of Mozart after his death … and a very special commemoration for the Mozart Anniversary Year! The transcriptions and free fantasies that Petronel Malan has selected, trace Mozart reincarnated and transfigured through the ears, techniques, and compositional gifts of seven composers. Chronologically, they range from Hummel, a Mozart pupil, to Friedman, a twentieth-century keyboard virtuoso who survived World War II. Stylistically, the range is equally wide.

This is pianist and triple Grammy nominee Petronel Malan's second album for Hänssler Classic.

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