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Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Download of the Week

by Melissa Wimbish

Image credit: Noriko Ogawa © Satoru Mitsuta

Do you want to know one of the best ways to broaden your language of the instrumental repertoire for free?

Take advantage of Classical-music.com‘s FREE weekly downloads! All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list. Truth: They will probably spam the Jesus out of you like all mailing lists do, but then you can just opt for fewer emails (super-easy to do) and that usually works out well. At least for me. I figure if I let Apple and American Apparel and Sephora spam me, I might as well bring some more sophisticated topics into the mix, right? Especially with so many free things! Here’s what’s up this week:

For this week’s free download we’re offering a track from Noriko Ogawa’s first recording of works by Mozart – the opening movement of Piano Sonata No. 10, K330.

Her new recording, on the BIS label, brings together Sonatas Nos 10, 11 & 12, all of which were probably written as useful pieces for teaching and as very popular pieces to sell to the domestic market – young ladies learning to play the piano in their own homes.

Our critic Erik Levi gave the disc four stars in a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine and said: ‘Throughout this warmly engineered release, Ogawa sustains a wonderful lightness of touch utilising the pedal very sparingly and ensuring that all textures are crystal-clear… these performances are extremely enjoyable.’ (Classical-music.com)

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