“Mozart in C”
Performers have to find a way to be unique. The challenge is to present music that the public will enjoy, and that reflects the performer’s passion, capabilities, and interpretive excellence.
On this CD, the pianist has chosen works by Mozart that are either in C-Major or in C-Minor. We get to hear the following:
- Fantasia in C minor, K475
- Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457
- Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 ‘Facile’
- Variations (12) on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’ in C major, K265
Performed by Seiko Tsukamoto (piano)
Ms. Tsukamoto studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Jacques Rouvier and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Hannover with Arie Vardi.
In 1996 she was awarded the 1st prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition; in 1999 she won 2nd prize at the International Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev in 2001, and the 3rd prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva. She was also a prize winner at the International Dublin competition and a finalist at the International Queen Elisabeth Competition.
I could not locate any videos by Ms. Tsukamoto; as such, here are the following performances:
First, here is Valentina Lisitsa playing the Mozart Fantasy K475 C Minor:
And next, here is Mozart Piano Sonata No 14 C minor K 457, as played by Alfred Brendel; what wonderful, luminous sounds are created by this amazing performer!
Oh, yes, let’s finally get away from the key of C: Here is Mozart’s Piano Sonata Nunber 8, in A minor K 310, as performed by Sviatoslav Richter:
Tags: Seiko Tsukamoto, pianist, Mozart, Fantasia, Sonata