Mozart / Grieg
Werke für zwei klaviere
dena piano duo
tina margareta nilssen
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Mozart's Sonata in D for Two Keyboards K 448 is considered to be one of the most important works for piano duo in Western music. Mozart composed the sonata to play together with his pupil Josephine Aurnhammer. In a letter to his father he wrote that in November 1781 he had performed with her in a private recital
at the Aurnhammer home in Vienna: We played Concert à Due, and a sonata for two which I composed in all haste, and both were a huge success. The Concert à Due refers to the E flat major concerto for two pianos K 365, while the sonata composed in all haste was the sonata in D major for two pianos.
Sonata K 448 consists, as do all of the other piano sonatas, of three movements: a slow movement framed by two fast movements. The technical challenges are greater in this sonata than in the solo sonatas. The two piano parts
are equally demanding; an intense dialogue is established between the two performers, who exchange humorous musical comments. The sonata radiates musical joy; the main theme of the Andante movement is one of Mozart’s most beautiful
In the 1990s the sonata attracted much attention from the media when it was used in a widely publicized brain research project. In a series of experiments the participants were divided into three groups. The first group listened to a ten-minute excerpt from Mozart’s sonata, the second group listened to relaxation music, and the third group sat in complete silence. All the participants were then asked to complete an intelligence test. The results showed that the Mozart group scored highest on questions requiring spatial conception. This phenomenon was later referred to in brain research as the Mozart effect.
The Dena Piano Duo consists of the Norwegian pianist Tina Margareta Nilssen and her former professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Heide Görtz.
The duo has played in several concert series and festivals in Europe. In 2007 they released their critically
acclaimed recording of Grieg’s Mozart arrangements.
Both pianists have a solid grounding as soloists and chamber musicians, and both of them have won competitions,
scholarships and stipends, in addition to leading international recital careers. The Duo play by the Goertz-
Method, a piano technique developed by Heide Görtz through her many years of intense research on the physiological
and neurological prerequisites of piano playing. This method leads to the development of good sound, precision
and musical flexibility.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)|
Sonate in D-Dur für zwei Klaviere KV 448 (Wien 1781)
1. Allegro con spirito 08:30
2. Andante 08:30
3. Allegro molto 06:34
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasie in c-moll KV 475 (Wien 1775)
mit frei hinzukomponierter Begleitung eines zweiten Klaviers von Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
4. Adagio 04:38
5. Allegro 01:32
6. Andantino 02:16
7. Più Allegro 01:31
8. Tempo primo 01:59
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
9. Altnorwegische Romanze mit Variationen für zwei Klaviere op. 51 (Troldhaugen 1890) 23:58
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