Piano Sonata in C Major K545

Piano Sonata in C Major K545

If you thought the “Mozart Anniversary Year” that seemed it would never end had finally, well, ended and that you were out of the woods, I say “Ha!” And so, apparently—with a wink and nod—does Uri Caine. And he’s not shy about it. Starting with the deified one’s greatest hits, Caine and his ensemble play in this pool of familiar tunes without getting blinded by anyone’s particular musical genius. Caine’s adaptation of the Turkish Rondo is perhaps the most inspired track on the disc, but the tired music student trapped inside me gets the most joy out of the Caine’s take on the ubiquitous Piano Sonata in C Major.

—MS

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