Mozart: Violin Sonata in G, K301; Violin Sonata in E minor, K304; Violin Sonata in B flat, K454; Rondo in B flat, K269

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COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Violin Sonata in G, K301; Violin Sonata in E minor, K304; Violin Sonata in B flat, K454; Rondo in B flat, K269
PERFORMER: Maria-Elisabeth Lott (violin), Sontraud Speidel (fortepiano); Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/Markus Tomasi
CATALOGUE NO: CDC 5 56872 2
Lott recorded this when she was 12. Appropriately, she plays the child Mozart’s little Mayr violin. Picture the charming scene… but this is more than gimmickry: despite some wobbly intonation, short phrases and stifled tone, her assured grace shines through like a promise. Not helped by undistinguished pianism. Helen Wallace

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