Hidden Voices, Mozart Piano Sonatas, Volume I Gil Sullivan
Label: Hunnia Records
Artist: Gil Sullivan
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K 280:
- 1Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K 280: I. Allegro assai04:52
- 2Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K 280: II. Adagio06:49
- 3Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K 280: III. Presto03:35
- Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333:
- 4Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333: I. Allegro08:57
- 5Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333: II. Andante cantabile07:10
- 6Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333: III. Allegretto grazioso07:44
- Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331:
- 7Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: I. Andante grazioso15:27
- 8Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: II. Menuetto07:05
- 9Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: III. Allegrino - Alla Turca03:37
Info for Hidden Voices, Mozart Piano Sonatas, Volume I
"Having listened for over half a century to tens of thousands of recordings of Mozart’s music, be it piano music, string quartets, symphonies, operas, et al, I have been hugely energised by these recordings, not because they are so great, but because they are so terrible!
The subterranean - often chromatic - voices in Mozart’s music reveal him demonstrably as a composer far greater than merely a gifted melodist, and this is why I have called this series of recordings of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas - Hidden Voices.
Any ten fingers of almost any pianist can play these relatively simple notes, that however require an altogether different pianist to metamorphose them into music. Since experiencing Mozart primarily as a youngster playing my first sonatas and concertos, I immediately felt there were deeper layers than just the melodic oil slick floating at the surface, so have been steadfastly drilling down to the nub of Mozart’s music throughout my long career as a concert performer." Gil Sullivan
Gil Sullivan, piano
One of Australia's resident full-time concert pianist, Gil Sullivan tours extensively both around Australia and overseas, performing each year throughout Asia, Europe, the U.K., and the United States. He has performed twice in New York's Carnegie Hall, plus given recitals in The Amsterdam Concertgebouw, The Berlin Konzerthaus, The Bruges Concertgebouw, Chicago's Centre for International Performance and Exhibition, New Hampshire's Claremont Opera House, the National Opera House of Vietnam, plus the National Concert Halls of Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, and has recorded concertos by Tchaikovsky and Schumann for CD with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Sullivan's performances are conspicuous for their freshness and spontaneity, challenging audiences, taking both them and the music to the edge with his rich palette of colours, immense tonal range, and innovative interpretations.
He has been recognised as "The finest interpreter of Mozart in the world" (Südhessen Woche - Germany) while the New York Concert Review described him as "a pianist possessed of supreme intelligence and phenomenal technical prowess in equal measure."
After studies and numerous prizes in Australia, Mr. Sullivan completed his studies with Murray Perahia in London, and Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna.