By Patrick Ayrton and Wolfgang Gluxam. By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #FB1803913. Published by Naxos (NX.FB1803913).
Mozart's works for piano for four hands were written mostly to use for private playing with his sister Nannerl or gifted students. They focus on the fun and joy of playing, which is expressed, for example, in witty musical jokes. Patrick Ayrton and Wolfgang Gluxam ensure that the irrepressible joy of making music is also present on this recording. The English harpsichordist, Patrick Ayrton, has always had a passion for keyboard instruments, first the piano, then the organ and the harpsichord. He started his musical studies in Switzerland with Francois Demierre. He then studied the organ and church music with Alfred Mitterhofer at the Academy of Music and Figurative Arts in Vienna where he graduated ""cum laude"". The Austrian harpsichordist, Wolfgang Gluxam, studied organ playing with Alfred Mitterhofer at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, as well as harpsichord with Ton Koopman at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. 1979 and 1980 he was winner at the international competitions in Brugge/Belgium and Nijmegen/Holland.
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