Mao Fujita: Mozart – The Complete Piano Sonatas is released October 7th 2022 both as a 5CD box set and also digitally
- Studio recording follows acclaimed performance of the cycle at 2021 Verbier Festival
“Fujita is a musician of tremendous versatility and taste, with a poetic sense of pulse and eloquent, insightful, fearless articulation.” — The Times
The Verbier Festival will always have a special place in Mao Fujita’s heart, as it was at the Festival in 2021 where he presented his acclaimed performance of the Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas and went on to sign an exclusive contract with Sony Classical.
Having made a welcome return to the Festival stage yesterday, Mao Fujita is delighted to announce that on October 7th 2022, Sony Classical will happily release his eagerly-anticipated studio recording of the Complete Mozart Piano Sonatas cycle, both as a 5CD box set and also digitally. A significant undertaking for any pianist, this project also marks the rising piano star’s Sony Classical debut.
Additionally, the Festival also saw the premiere of a new short film from Sony Classical about Mao Fujita and his incredible musical journey.
Fujita upends the image of Mozart’s music as written down fully-formed and without correction and approaches these sonatas, written between 1774-1789, with the understanding that Mozart – a pianist himself – often improvised during his own performances of the works and rather treated the scores as starting points for improvisation and embellishment.
They have become an integral part of this young and increasingly in-demand pianist’s own musical biography. He took the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019, in part thanks to his performance of the Mozart Piano Sonata No. 10 (K. 330), inspired by Vladimir Horowitz’s 1986 recital in Moscow of the same piece and the recording of which initially inspired Fujita to take up the piano.
Fujita’s performances continue to draw audiences into the music through a personal and intimate style, complemented by a sense of roving curiosity and delight that comes from constantly discovering new aspects of the music, sometimes even during a performance. His innate musical sensitivity, natural ability, vitality and wit shine through his performances and charm audiences all over the world.
Mao Fujita – Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas is available for preorder.
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