Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas

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Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Mao Fujita (piano)

[ Sony Classical / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 4 November 2022

Mao Fujita, one of the most sought after pianists of his generation, debuts with a major recording project - the eagerly anticipated studio recording of Mozart's complete Piano Sonatas, presented across 5 CDs. With an innate musical sensitivity and naturalness to his artistry, Mao Fujita has already impressed many leading musicians as one of those special talents which comes along only rarely.

An extraordinary performer who has the ability to instantly captivate any audience with his incredible musicianship, in 2017 he won First Prize at the prestigious Concours International de Piano Clara Haskil in Switzerland, along with the Audience Award, Prix Modern Times and the Prix Coup de Coeur, and in 2019 he became the Silver Medallist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. This album, presented in a 5-CD special clamshell box, with soft-touch lamination, is a stunning debut from Mao Fujita - undoubtedly one of the world's most extraordinarily gifted young pianists.

"A musician of tremendous versatility and taste, with a poetic sense of pulse..." - The Times

"Despite his young years, Fujita is fully inside these works and makes an impressive job in imparting his vision. All the ingredients for outstanding Mozart performance are here. I admire his refined approach, impeccable tempo choices, pristine fingerwork, delicacy of touch and clarity of articulation. He projects his dynamic range admirably. I'll illustrate what I mean by a closer look at two contrasting sonatas. It will certainly qualify as one of my Recordings of the Year." MusicWeb Recommened (finalist - recording of the year 2022)

"The complete Mozart Piano Sonatas from Mao Fujita have all the freshness of a beautiful Spring morning. This is piano playing of joyfulness and beauty and is rhythmically alive to every detail and beauty of melodic line. He has the youthful spirit and energy to make one forget worldly issues!"
Leslie Hindle (Marbecks customer)

"The first thing that strikes is his affection for this music, which shines out of every bar: the care with which he approaches every sonata, whether mature or early, is consistently impressive. Fujita's sound world is very much at one with Mozart's - with a translucence of tone that brings the music sparklingly to life." Gramophone

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310: I. Allegro maestoso