Mozart / Ian Holtham, piano
Having already tackled the likes of Liszt, Chopin and Godowsky, Ian Holtham continues his exploration of the virtuoso piano repertoire with the first of two new CDs for Move. Holtham's Mozart starts with the well-known composer's cheeky and engaging variations on the well-known French nursery tune, "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" (K. 265) - what we know as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Also featured are the two early Rondos, and the demanding D Major (K. 311) and A minor (K. 310) sonatas from Mozart's late period.
Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman", K. 265
Variations on "La belle Francoise", K. 353
Rondo in D major, K. 485
Rondo in A minor, K. 511
Sonata in D major, K. 311
Sonata in A minor, K. 310
Press Quotes“Ian Holtham's Mozart will leave listeners breathless and in awe of his majestic talent.”
— The Daily Examiner NSW“Holtham's crispness of detail and clarity of texture are unfailingly enjoyable ... the listening experience is enriched by a sense of bar-by-bar discovery towards a clearly perceived destination. **** (4 stars)”
— Bob Crimeen, Sunday Herald Sun“one of Australia's most exciting pianists.”
— New Classics, UK“The program has been well chosen ... it's lovely and allows Holtham to demonstrate his outstanding technical skills ... The recording is up to Move's usual high standard”
— Lesley Sly, Australian Hi-Fi“formidable technique ... This Mozart recital exhibits a fine control with impressive tonal shading ... altogether a thoroughly satisfying collection.”
— Gordon Ramage, Arpeggio Classical CDs NZ
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