Fray’s Mozart!

David Fray, pianist

I previously reviewed a performance by David Fray on August 4, 2010 in this Blog, regarding his playing of Schubert. At that time the press reviews were:

“No Schubert-lover should miss this piano recital by David Fray,” urged the BBC Music Magazine,

Now we have him on a CD, performing Mozart concerti:

David Fray’s second CD of concertos for Virgin Classics features Mozart’s Concerti numbers 22 and 25 with the London’s Philharmonia Orchestra under Dutch conductor, Jaap van Zweden.

And Mr. Fray says:
“Above all, I would like to advocate a certain vision of music and to make it accessible without altering its value or the level on which it operates.”

In this CD, David Fray gives us very beautiful renditions of these two Mozart masterpieces. The phrasing is sensitive, and the pianist shows us some marvelous colors in shadings that Mozart built into this music.

The orchestral support from the Philharmonia Orchestra is excellent, and this is another young artist who, in my view, is on a path of terrific accomplishments.

Here is David Fray, working with the conductor on the Mozart performance preparation:

Tags: David Fray, Mozart, Jaap van Zweden

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