In a yearlong collaboration with Colorado Public Radio, Katie is recording the complete sonatas and fantasies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the historic Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria. Over the course of the project, Katie will perform the repertoire in a total of six live concerts. Individual recordings are aired during Midday Mozart at 12 noon MST on Colorado Public Radio and are accompanied by on-air discussions with host Karla Walker related to the accompanying video blog series called Mozart Snapshots in which Katie takes listeners on a journey through the life of Mozart in Salzburg.
The focus of the recordings is to present a compromise between modern and historical performance as demonstrated by the use of a 2oth century instrument in a 17th hall which is not only at the center of Salzburg history and one in which the young Mozart himself regularly performed for the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, but also whose acoustics have remained unaltered since the time of composition of the works recorded. Katie performs on a Baroque model Bösendorfer, selected for its lightness in the acoustic vibrance of the all-marble hall, and in an effort to capture the sound of the hall and instrument as purely as possible, recordings are made using only a single pair of microphones.
Project continues through spring 2023 and full concert recordings are presented virtually. Check the concert calendar for dates.
Sonata No. 8 in D major KV 311, Allegro in C KV 5a, Klavierstück in F KV 33b, Fantasy & Fugue in C KV 384, Sonata No. 9 in A minor KV 310, Sonata No. 11 in A major “Alla Turca” KV 331
Fantasy in C minor KV 475, Sonata No. 14 in C minor KV 457, Variations on “Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman” KV 265, Sonata No. 6 in D major KV 284, Confutatis & Lacrimosa from the Requiem KV 626 (arr. Mahan), Fantasy in D minor KV 397
Sonata No. 15 in C major KV 545, Fantasy in C minor KC 396, Sonata No. 12 in F major KV 332, Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major KV 281, Sonata No. 5 in G major KV 283, Overture to the Magic Flute (arr. Mahan)
Sonata No. 1 in C major KV 279, Sonata No. 17 in B-flat KV 570, Hostias from the Requiem KV 626 (arr. Sokolov), Unfinished Fugue in G minor KV 154, Kyrie from the Requiem KV 626 (arr. Mahan), Allegro in D major KV 626b/16, Five selections from the London Notebook, Sonata No. 13 in B-flat KV 333
Sonata No. 10 in C major KV 330, Sonata No. 4 in E-flat KV 282, Sonata No. 2 in F major KV 280, Sonata No. 8 in C major KV 308, Sonata No. 15 in F major KV 533/494, Overture to Don Giovanni (arr. Mahan)
Capriccio in C KV 395, Adagio in B minor KV 540, Sonata No. 18 in D major KV 576, Andante in F major KV 616, Adagio for Glass Harmonica KV 356/617a, Marche funèbre del Signor Maestro Contrapunto KV 453a, Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525 (arr. Mahan)
Recording engineer: Michele Gaggia (DigitalNatural Sound); Katie’s concert dresses created for the project by Bobette Couture.
Each and every one of us is shaped by the place where we spend our earliest years. Mozart was no exception. Although one of the first true cosmopolites of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a native of Salzburg, Austria, and it was in this picturesque city at the foot of the Alps that “Wolferl” took his first breaths and played his first notes. It was there, in the comfort of a happy home in the city’s old town, that the talent of one of the world’s most beloved composers was first discovered and that his genius came to be. In her video series Mozart Snapshots, Katie explores the composer’s relationship to his home town through fun-filled conversations, insightful interviews and once-in-a-lifetime visits to interesting locations in Salzburg that have a special connection to Mozart and his family, then and now.