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Violin Sonata in C major, K14

No 9; for piano and violin or flute; published in April 1764 as part of the Op 3 collection dedicated to Queen Charlotte of England

Perhaps the most striking moment of the Sonata in C major, K14, is its opening, with an impetuous scale-like figure that gives the impression of music beginning in mid-stream. But the work’s most unusual feature is the trio of the minuet (or ‘Menuetto II’, as it is labelled), with its pizzicato accompaniment. It is described as being ‘En carillon’, and the bell-like effect Mozart had in mind can be conveyed, as it is on the present recording, through the use of the sustaining pedal.

from notes by Misha Donat © 2016

Le moment le plus frappant de la Sonate en ut majeur, K 14, est peut-être son début, avec une impétueuse figure en forme de gamme qui donne l’impression que la musique commence en plein milieu d’une phrase. Mais la caractéristique la plus inhabituelle de cette œuvre est le trio du menuet (ou «Menuetto II», comme il est étiqueté), avec son accompagnement pizzicato. Il porte la mention «En carillon» et l’effet de cloches auquel pensait Mozart peut se traduire, comme c’est le cas dans cet enregistrement, par l’utilisation de la pédale forte.

extrait des notes rédigées par Misha Donat © 2016
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Der vielleicht eindrücklichste Moment der C-Dur-Sonate, KV 14, ist ihr Beginn: Eine schwungvolle Skalenfigur erweckt den Eindruck, mitten in die Musik zu springen. Der ungewöhnlichste Abschnitt des Werks ist jedoch das Trio („Menuetto II“) des Menuetts mit seiner Pizzicato-Begleitung. Es trägt die Bezeichnung „En carillon“, und der Glockeneffekt, den Mozart im Sinn hatte, lässt sich—wie in dieser Aufnahme—mit dem Pedal erzielen.

aus dem Begleittext von Misha Donat © 2016
Deutsch: Friedrich Sprondel


Mozart: Violin Sonatas K301, 304, 379 & 481
Studio Master: CDA680912CDs for the price of 1Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Allegro
Track 5 on CDA68091 CD2 [4'40] 2CDs for the price of 1
Movement 2: Allegro
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Movement 3: Menuetto
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