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Watch and Listen: Pianist Sara Davis Buechner Plays Mozart, Live from WRTI

Yukiko Onley
Pianist Sara Davis Buechner

Listen to an all-Mozart performance by pianist Sara Davis Buechner. She plays some unusual, rarely heard gems from the Mozart repertoire, and two movements of his well-known Sonata in F Major, KV 332 ahead of performances at Temple University's Keyboard Festival. Debra Lew Harder hosts.According to The New York Times, Ms. Buechneris acclaimed for her “intelligence, integrity, and all-encompassing technical prowess."

Watch the performance on WRTI's Facebook page here.

Program:
Mozart: Sonata Allegro in G minor, KV 312
Mozart: Allemande in C minor, from the Suite, KV 399
Mozart: Sonata in F Major, KV 332

  • Movement No. 2, Adagio
  • Movement No. 3, Allegro assai

Ms. Buechner joined the piano faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College in 2016, and will perform the complete cycle of Mozart’s Sonatas for Piano over three consecutive days for the 2nd Annual Boyer College of Music and Dance Keyboard Festival: January 31 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, February 2 at 3 PM.

As part of her preparation for this marathon undertaking, Ms. Buechner traveled to Austria to study with renowned Mozart scholar Paul Badura-Skoda before he passed away in late 2019. She will share some of his insights into Mozart’s playing, as well as her own.

Debra's last day on the air at WRTI was September 21st, 2021. She's now the radio host for The Metropolitan Opera. Read more here.