Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this gem
Direct comparisons between Haebler and Uchida reveal that Haebler possessed a gentler, lyrical style. Whereas Uchida pointedly punctuates every accent, Haebler’s long lyrical lines reveal more of Mozart’s beauty. The differences are obvious from the get-go. Whereas Uchida blazes through some Sonatas (sounding oh so modern) Haebler allows the music to breath. In so doing, Mozart’s musical lines flourish.
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ingrid Haebler
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.19 GB
Although Uchida’s Mozart is beautiful, I have never understood why Philips replaced almost all of Haebler’s recordings in the present set with Uchida’s when putting together their Complete Mozart Edition. To me Uchida sounds calculated rather than spontaneous, as if she set out to prove that this music is the most delicate, sensitive, and profound music ever written, and this resulted in an intellectual distancing of the music that sets up a barrier between what Mozart wrote and what we hear. To me, listening to Uchida play Mozart is like listening to the music through the equivalent of the gauze filter cinematographers use to denote flashbacks or hide the wrinkles on an aging cast.
|A1||Fantasie C-moll KV 475|
|Tempo I Und|
|Sonate Nr. 14 C-moll KV 457|
|Sonate Nr. 15 F-dur, KV 533 Und KV 494|
|B1||Allegro (KV 533)|
|B2||Andante (KV 533)|
|B3||Rondo (Allegretto) (KV|
|B4||Fantasie D-moll, KV 397|
Analyzed folder: /96k WAM – Piano Sonatas 14, 15, Fantasie – Haebler
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -1.53 dB -21.76 dB A1 Fantasy C-Minor KV 475.aif
DR13 -2.85 dB -20.61 dB A2 Sonata No. 14 D-Minor KV 457 – Allegro Molto.aif
DR14 -4.70 dB -25.46 dB A3 Sonata No. 14 D-Minor KV 457 – Adagio.aif
DR14 -0.73 dB -20.03 dB A4 Sonata No. 14 D-Minor KV 457 – Allegro Assai.aif
DR13 -1.84 dB -18.98 dB B1 Sonata No. 15 F-Major KV 533 and 494 – Allegro(KV 533).aif
DR15 -2.42 dB -22.97 dB B2 Sonata No. 15 F-Major KV 533 and 494 – Andante(KV 533).aif
DR14 -2.27 dB -21.57 dB B3 Sonata No. 15 F-Major KV 533 and 494 – Rondo (Allegretto)(KV 494).aif
DR13 -1.57 dB -21.65 dB B4 Fantasy D-Minor KV 397.aif
Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14
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