Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 1

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Mozart: Violin Sonatas Vol 1
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

[ Hyperion / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 1 April 2016

Mozart's violin sonatas span his entire career-the early ones are billed as piano sonatas with optional violin accompaniment-and they develop over the years into the first triumphs of the modern genre. Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien have been enthralling audiences worldwide with these works, and now the first instalment is available as a highly desirable 2-for-1 album.

"It would be hard to imagine more persuasive performances than we have here from the ever-rewarding Tiberghien-Ibragimova duo: delicate without feyness, rhythmically buoyant..., and never seeking to gild the lily with an alien sophistication." Gramophone Editor's Choice May 2016

'Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien … clearly relish their sense of innocent contentment and exhilaration in Mozart's burgeoning creative powers. Tiberghien's limpid phrasing, radiant cantabile and velvety, cushioned tone combine exquisitely, captured to perfection by production dream-team Andrew Keener and Simon Eadon' (BBC Music Magazine Five Stars)

'This brings out the best in both players (including piano playing of incredible softness), and the unresolved harmonic tensions of the close will surely tempt listeners to hope for more Mozart from the same team very soon' (The Europadisc Review)


Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K301
Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K304
Violin Sonata No. 27 in G major, K379
Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481
Violin Sonata No. 5 in B flat major, K10
Violin Sonata No. 14 in D major, K29
Violin Sonata No. 30 in C major, K403