P1000416Irving’s performances are balanced and exquisitely judged, with moments of high drama” (Presto Classical)

“John Irving is an internationally recognized Mozart scholar, having written five books including the international best-selling The Treasures of Mozart, and also widely acclaimed as one of the finest interpreters of the keyboard music from the early classical period” (CDBaby)

“One of the most important historical instruments productions of the year” (Musical Pointers)


My CD recordings on fortepiano, clavichord and harpsichord explore solo and ensemble works  by Mozart and his contemporaries, either on original, historic keyboards, or on modern copies.


Haydn CD

Josef Haydn Piano Sonatas  – a selection of four Haydn sonatas from four successive decades of his keyboard writing. Fortepiano by Johannes Secker (2011). Devine Music DM005.


Beethoven CD Front CoverBeethoven and the Art of Arrangement – featuring two of Beethoven’s quite rare self-arrangements: the Septet, as a Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op.38; and his Piano Quartet version of the ever-popular Quintet for Piano & Winds, Op.16. Released on OMNIBUS Classics, April 2015. 5* Review in Early Music Review.




Clarinets by Arrangement – a CD of arrangements for clarinets and fortepiano c.1800 of chamber works by Mozart, Beethoven and Lefevre. Jane Booth (clarinets and basset horn) John Irving (fortepiano) sfzmusic SFZ MO310 (April 2011) 66.34

Distribution: Harmonia Mundi UK; also available on iTunes



Sonatas from the Court of Salzburg: Leopold Mozart & his Contemporaries

a CD of solo keyboard sonatas, c.1760 by Leopold Mozart, Eberlin and Adlgasser. John Irving (Hass harpsichord, 1764) sfzmusic SFZ MO311 (December 2011) 70.53

Distribution: Harmonia Mundi UK; also available on iTunes





John Irving plays Mozart on the Hass Clavichord – a CD of sonatas, fantasias and miscellaneous keyboard compositions by Mozart performed on a 1763 clavichord by John Irving sfzmusic, SFZ MO612 (December 2012) 77.13

Distribution: Harmonia Mundi UK; also available on iTunes



Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio, K.498: An Eighteenth-Century Conversation – a DVD documentary and performance of Mozart’s Trio with Ensemble DeNOTE. John Irving (fortepiano; Executive Producer) Optic Nerve Productions, December 2012) 75’10

Distribution: available worldwide on iTunesU





Johann Baptist Vanhal: Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano Jane Booth (clarinets) John Irving (fortepiano) sfzmusic, SFZ MO413 (September 2013) 68.05

Distribution: Harmonia Mundi UK; also available on iTunes [full text of review]

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