W. A. Mozart

Sonatas, Rondo, Fantasie

Penelope Crawford, Fortepiano

Recorded April 1991, Bethel Church, Manchester, Michigan

The fortepiano was made in 1986 by John Lyon of New Hudson, Michigan, and is a copy of Mozart's own piano, built by Anton Walter of Vienna.


Recording Engineer: Tim Kennedy
Producer: Ralph Dopmeyer
Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Cover art: Mozart at the Keyboard (details) by Saverio dalla Rosa, 1770. Courtesy of the International Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg.
Total playing time: 64:17


Contents

  • Sonata in D Major, K. 284/205B
  • Rondo in a minor, K. 511
  • Fantasie in c minor, K. 475
  • Sonata in c minor, K. 457

About the Performer

Penelope Crawford is acknowldeged as one of America's leading performers on historical keyboard instruments. Over the past fifteen years she has appeared as soloist with modern and period instrument orchestras and as recitalist and chamber musician on many major North American concert series, including those of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall, and Lincoln Center.

A faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Music and visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ms. Crawford is regularly invited to give lectures and master classes at colleges and universities around the country. She also serves on the faculty of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.

Penelope Crawford earned performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, with additional studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Her teachers include Cécile Genhart, Rosina Lhevinne, Giudo Agosti, and Gyorgy Sandor.



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