Download of the Week
by Melissa Wimbish
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)