Mozart: Violin Sonatas Volume 5 (2CD)

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Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien

The fifth and final instalment of this landmark series cements both artists’ reputations as two of the leading Mozartians performing today.

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5 Stars

"Their combined musical imagination feels so intertwined that it emerges seemingly as the natural extension of a single interpretative personality…so keenly attuned are Tiberghien and Ibragimova to each other’s musical proclivities, that at the point of contact it is difficult to imagine this score being played any other way."

April 2018 Editor's Choice

"They play the two fragile early sonatas with charm, simplicity…and an impish sense of fun…As to the mature sonatas…it’s hard to imagine more delightful or discerning performances. Ibragimova, with her astonishingly varied tonal palette, and Tiberghien combine the wisdom of long experience with a spontaneous joy in music that is so often opera buffa by other means."

4 Stars

"The music of course is one of the attractions. Happy surprises are sprung even in the childhood sonatas...Ibragimova’s violin tone may be lacking a taste of honey, but her wiry, athletic leaps and puckered notes bring zestful life to every bar. Cédric Tiberghien’s piano, thrusting along, rhythms crisp, is more galvanising still."

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CD1 -

Violin Sonata in E flat major K380
1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Rondeau: Allegro

Violin Sonata in A major K12
4. Andante
5. Allegro

Violin Sonata in G major K11
6. Andante
7. Allegro

Piano Sonata in B flat major K570
8. Allegro
9. Adagio
10. Allegretto

CD2 -

Violin Sonata in E flat major K302
11. Allegro
12. Rondeau: Andante grazioso

Variations in G major 'La bergère Célimène' K359
13. Thema: Allegretto
14. Variation I
15. Variation II
16. Variation III
17. Variation IV
18. Variation V
19. Variation VI
20. Variation VII
21. Variation VIII
22. Variation IX
23. Variation X 
24. Variation XI: Adagio
25. Variation XII ed ultima: Allegro

Violin Sonata in A major K526
26. Molto allegro
27. Andante
28. Presto