Piano - Mozart
Of Mozart's Piano Sonatas, Classic FM has said, 'As well as sounding great, each sonata offers a little window into the composer's character. As many of them began their life as improvisations, it's easy to imagine the young man sitting down at the piano and tinkling the ivories to create wonderfully inventive music. He pushes the boundaries smilingly without breaking them, sticking to classical conventions while adding in an occasional hint of mischief.'
The 18 sonatas are only part of Mozart's output for solo piano, with the various sets of variations ('Twinkle, twinkle, little star', anybody?), works for piano duet and other miscellaneous works also worthy of attention.
Explore the piano music of Haydn, too!